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!”

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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”

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”

Monster’s Name

And by that mystery of heaven’s pride, the border where death and life coincide, was breath given unto mismatched remnants, held together with foreign ligaments. A hand from a jar, eyes plucked from the ground, in their proper places the most renowned. I am forged of vivisection’s treasures, every part wonderful in its measure. ButContinue reading “Monster’s Name”

SMM Event: Mini Monsters & Micro-Fiction

Before we start our new event, congratulations to  !!! Mich !!!  She won Toni’s & Vern’s Haunted House Charms. Have you been sweltering in the summer heat? Has perspiration been rolling down your face and creating buckets of sweat in your belly button and other orifices you’d rather not see turn into swamps? Well, come on in! It’s cold withinContinue reading “SMM Event: Mini Monsters & Micro-Fiction”

Cassandra’s Ashes

  The sorcerer took one final look at the ingredients in the black pot in front of him. He only doubted himself for a moment before turning to stare at the corpse of his lover lying naked on the sofa behind him. His main specialty was necromancy. It was a gift he had never feltContinue reading “Cassandra’s Ashes”

Betrayal

  I returned home in darkness My long journey behind me Home at last Cold and dusty from the road I found my home dark Void of the love I longed for A cold welcome upon early arrival Yet a light burned in my loves window Silently I ascended To the abode of my darling RevelingContinue reading “Betrayal”