Wednesday 31 October 2012

All Hallow's Eve Tales of Horror

Happy Halloween Everyone!

I have been on this weird creepy high all day and why? Because I LOVE halloween. The music, the colours the history...the MACABRE. I love death and blood lust and all those creepy things that people tend to associate with Halloween.

Tonight I'll be out at the Calgary NaNoWriMo Kickoff so I can't do my usually movie marathon but it usually includes:
  • Clue
  • Ghostbusters
  • Hocus Pocus
  • Labyrinth
  • Legend of Sleepy Hallow (the Johnny Depp one)
  • Scream
  • The Amityville Horror (the original)
  • Halloween
  • The Witches
  • Trick r Treat
I love the silly movies just as much as the horror ones. It's always a tie between Trick r Treat and Scream for my favourite.

Anyways, the point of this article is to present you with a little treat; some macabre stories. I've got a small collection of stories that I've written over the past few years all with a darker theme to them. You can find them in the 'Short Stories' tab up there ^  (though not all of them are scary)

My favourite one so far (and the one I'm going to share with you) is called 'Dollhouse' and I wrote it for Friday the 13th back in July. My other two favourites are 'Gore' and Flashback'.

Blog Tour of Omar by Craig Thompson


By Craig Thompson

Synopsis: In 1995, CIA/FBI jointly discover plans to recover a trove of priceless treasure from deep below the North Atlantic Ice Barrier, aboard RMS Titanic. Ultra-zealous terrorist divers compete against others, and set off a complex web of international intrigue and suspense. CIA's Colonel Bramson recruits Dr. Cary Parker, Woods Hole oceanographer / archaeologist, to beat both teams to Titanic's grave. And a wave of worldwide terrorism is set into motion at 2077 fathoms, as a rare, priceless book and lost treasure becomes the primary focus of a triadic search. Parker, challenges the terrorists on his own turf, and what follows is an epic adventure of legendary proportions.

Monday 29 October 2012

Monday Fables #5: If You Could Only Know

Happy Monday everyone, I'm back with another Monday Fable. This week I'm going to be trying something knew - not just for the short story.

I'm going to start talking about other things on the blog like books and writing tips and crazy random stuff that comes up along the way. So starting wednesdays I'm going to be talking about books - books I've read, books I'm looking forward to, Author Interviews etc.

Fridays, I'm going to be talking about writing - not necessarily my writing - but tips and articles that I've stumbled across that I think deserve a read through. The next four fridays, however, are going to be devoted to NaNoWriMo because that starts on Thursday (yikes). If you don't know what that is check out all the details here and you can be my buddy here.

This week's fable isn't a song at all actually, it's a Spoken Word or Poem (it's described as both) by the gloriously macabre Emilie Autumn. So instead of writing a story, I wrote a little poem/spoken word piece. It's called 'I Don't Believe You'.

Sunday 28 October 2012

Liebster Award Nomination

YAY! *throws streamers alone* I have been nominated for the Liebster Award.

So the darling ladies at BOOKSSESED! have nominated me for the Liebster Award and my first reaction was: hooray!...what is that? So of course I asked the internet. And I found a blog post about how the Liebster is sort of chain mail for bloggers where you nominate blogs with less than 200 followers and they nominate five and those five nominate five and *I think* the purpose is to spread some love (and some recognition).

Liebster, in German, means 'Dearest' which I find very precious and sweet so I choose to believe that what I think of the Liebster award is correct. So, on to the task(s).

Wednesday 24 October 2012

Blog Tour of Oracle of Delphi by Diantha Jones

Prophecy of the Most Beautiful

Oracle of Delphi #1

By Diantha Jones

Synopsis: She has a destiny so great that even the gods fear her.

Constant hallucinations and the frequent conversations with the voices in her head, have earned eighteen-year-old Chloe Clever the not-so-coveted title of "Whack Job" in her home town of Adel, Georgia. With the onslaught of prescription medications and therapists threatening to push her over the edge, she wishes for a life far away from the one she has, a life where she is destined to be more than the butt of everyone's jokes and mockery.

Be careful what you wish for has never rung more true.

After living through an attack from her worst nightmare, she awakens to find herself far from home, surrounded by glorious riches and servants…and a few demigods who enjoy killing things. Upon learning that her favorite rockstar is an Olympian god, she is thrust into her new life as the Oracle of Delphi, the prophesier of the future, and the great Pythia that the gods have been anxiously awaiting to arrive for centuries.

Setting out to fulfill the prophecy she has been given and to keep her family safe from a demigod Princess that wants her dead, Chloe learns of how great she is to become, all the while fighting mythical monsters, evading divine assassins and trying to outwit the ever-cunning Greek gods who harbor secrets of their own.

In the hopes of discovering the Most Beautiful and the truth of her destiny, she strives to uncover the mysteries of the demigod Prince who has sworn to protect her with his life…and threatens to win her heart in the process.

Monday 22 October 2012

Monday Fables #4: One Kiss

One Kiss - Sweetbox

Maybe I'm tired of being the strong one
Maybe my romatic sides taking over me, I don't know
In a single moment
You took over me and left me trembling and weak
And I just can't stay away

Just one kiss
One touch
Is not enough
Don't you feel the same
Your smile your look straight in my heart
Don't you want the same
Maybe I'm wrong but I can't get over this
One kiss
One touch
It's not enough
Oh, can't you feel the same... the same... the same

I never believed in finding the perfect love
I never believed that I would find something that I can't give up
But you made me shiver
When you took over me and left me trembling and weak
And I just can't stay away

Just one kiss
One touch
Is not enough
Don't you feel the same
Your smile your look straight in my heart
Don't you want the same
Maybe I'm wrong but I can't get over this
One kiss
One touch
It's not enough
Oh, can't you feel the same... the same... the same

Oh, don't you feel the same

Monday 15 October 2012

Thursday 11 October 2012

Behind the Curtain: Flash Fiction Contest

So, the lovely Anna Meade provided a flash fiction contest entitled "Behind the Curtain". There was a limit of 400 words and it had to surround the theme "behind the curtain" or the world backstage. Being a theatre junkie and a kid who grew up backstage I jumped at the chance to have a little fun. And with NaNoWriMo just around the corner what better time to stretch my writing mind? So here we go.

Monday 8 October 2012

Monday Fables #2: Something to Talk About

And we're back with another episode of Monday Fables. At exactly 1,000 words, I rather enjoyed this little cutie here. A little to the point but I like it. Leave a comment below and let me know what you thought.

Wednesday 3 October 2012

Love Bites: Scandalicious Blog Entry

As a challenge from a fellow blogger, I'm posting my attempt at supernatural smut.

The challenge was to write a 2,000 max. lust-filled scene involving something to do with the supernatural as it IS October, the self-proclaimed month of scary, macabre-ness (my favourite). So I wrote a 1900 word story entitled Love Bites though it isn't about vampires.

Monday 1 October 2012

Monday Fables #1: Falling

Falling – Marina V

One night in Greece made me feel so complete and divine
Soft summer breeze floated in from the sea whispering you are mine
The wind told lies
'Till the morning light
Over and over I'm falling
Spinning in circles and begging for you
Over and over I'm falling
Slipping with no one to hold me
I'm falling down

Leaves falling down and my grey rainy town seems so dead
Don't know your name yet still I keep on wishing for yesterday
I'd give my life
For just one more night

Each night I dream of the breeze from the sea
And I still feel the touch of your hands
Can I escape from the grey autumn day
And return to the night we once had?