SMM EVENT: Zombie Tanka Party

When there’s no more room in hell, the dead will party! Gravestones are gonna shake, rattle, and roll—sink your rotten teeth into the living as you write a zombified tanka poem. Don’t have any ink? Use blood, of course! Not your own, though, because that would be inappropriate and somewhat rude.   Empty Grave IContinue reading “SMM EVENT: Zombie Tanka Party”

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Scare Everyone: SMM 2017 Horror Writing Contest

Boo! Sharpen your scythe and put on that werewolf mask—SMM is celebrating Halloween. !!** SMM 2017 Halloween Writing Contest **!!  Stitch together a horror story, add a spark of electricity, and then watch your dark creation rise from the dead. If that sounds like fun, dip your raven quill inside a nearby bloodwell. Try notContinue reading “Scare Everyone: SMM 2017 Horror Writing Contest”

SMM Event: Don’t Be Shy…Write About an Octopi!

  Put on your diving helmet—we’re about to go deep! Jump into the dark water and take a peek below the waves. Don’t be shy! Everyone likes to get a little wet. Explore the realm where daylight refuses to glow, just don’t get too close to the nightlights, or you may get stung. Or eaten.Continue reading “SMM Event: Don’t Be Shy…Write About an Octopi!”

SMM EVENT: Panic Attack

Congratulations to  !!! Karina !!!  She won Ryn’s Wacky Magnet! Do you hear that? Those are blue birds singing in the trees. The sun is shining and warming your skin. Wait a minute. What the hell is going on? Run! Faster. Here…over here! I’m holding the creaky door open. It’s heavy, man. Quick! Into the shadows ofContinue reading “SMM EVENT: Panic Attack”

Last Encounter

  Cold obsidian night. Your pupils are enlarged. Are you all right? Our paths today have matched. I will be sweet for you. I will be bitter, my dear. You will experience something new. You will feel fear very clear… Red blood will drip on the grass. You will moan, you will gasp. I willContinue reading “Last Encounter”

SMM Event: Write a Limerick

Congratulations to  !!! Kristi !!!  She won Eilidh’s Tomato Witch print. Some days are serious and call for decorum. Well, that ain’t happening at SMM this weekend, so go right ahead and throw all that classiness out the window—it’s time to get wacky and maybe a tad obnoxious, too! Pour out all the goofiness from your pores…let itContinue reading “SMM Event: Write a Limerick”

Frosted Glass

  Looking through my frosted glazing. A winters Sunday morn. The piercing coldness, so bitter. A wind like razor blades. And my somber music plays. The slivering venetian blinds, so bland. Hiding little of the external Arctic chill. A frozen sparrow lays on the sill, Ready to fall, on dirt, so icy. A meagre frigidContinue reading “Frosted Glass”

SMM 2017 Halloween Writing Contest

  Put down your stake and pick up a pen—the SMM 2017 Halloween Writing contest is now open for submissions. You’re a 1000-year-old ghoul, and you know how to scare the hell out of people, so dip a raven’s quill inside your bloodwell. Write a horror story or scary poem: prove to everyone why theyContinue reading “SMM 2017 Halloween Writing Contest”

SMM Event: Stir The Witch’s Cauldron

Oh…please don’t mind the smell! A special stew is boiling inside my cauldron, and its filled with nutritious ingredients which I plucked from my garden: earth worms, earwigs, 3 frogs, a strange mushroom, spider web strings, and a unique, red nightshade—the tomato. Shhh…they say the tomato is a harmless vegetable, but once upon a time,Continue reading “SMM Event: Stir The Witch’s Cauldron”

Dominion

    Find meat stuck in teeth of glaze-eyed Beasts, Of prey from some dangerless lands, Pluck out what was left from unprincipled feasts, And show them the fibrous strands. Upon seeing these, it’d cause no unease, Save for those with the conscience of rams, To dismantlers by degrees, as dutch elm disease, In unremorseful-ladenContinue reading “Dominion”