SMM 2017 Halloween Writing Contest: Burning Fears

      I’m frightened, and I’m too scared to wait. And knowingly, I’m arriving late. The ghouls are spying from the hill. And lower fools are poisoning her will. Underneath her, a wicker complete. Above, she’s suspended from a stake. The bonfire’s started, against the rules. And the crowd’s rejoicing, as the fire drools.Continue reading “SMM 2017 Halloween Writing Contest: Burning Fears”

SMM 2017 Halloween Writing Contest: Jack’s Trick

  “Trick or treat,” the children giggling say, and as trickster I made my hateful way. “Deceiver,” my epitaph would have read had anyone cared to know I was dead. My infamy spread from Heaven to Hell, and Satan himself wanted to dispel rumors I’d outfox the father of lies; so, in drunken travels, toContinue reading “SMM 2017 Halloween Writing Contest: Jack’s Trick”

SMM EVENT: Write a Halloween Themed Haiku

Halloween’s ghoulish fingers are wiggling through the ground—soon the dark spirit will once again rise from the dead. You still haven’t stabbed an innocent pumpkin? Ye gads! SMM’s goblins are here to solve your squishy dilemma. Aw, look at that! All this candy is affecting your ability to frown, isn’t it? Tsk-tsk. No worries, takeContinue reading “SMM EVENT: Write a Halloween Themed Haiku”

Ivor Steven: Smashed Pumpkin Brains

  What’s it like to be an orange Pumpkin-head Only black sockets for eyes instead. And a cut-out smile full of seeds. Queer ears made of rings and beads. Inside, your brain is scooped out for pigs feed Leaving a dark void that doesn’t bleed. On top you’re like a crinkled dome. And your soreContinue reading “Ivor Steven: Smashed Pumpkin Brains”

Night Clings Haiku: Find Your Horror Spirit Animal

The night waits in trees. With long, sharpened claws, it clings. Eyes covered with wings.   If you’ve ever heard the wind howl, felt the heat of a furnace burnishing your skin as you’d imagine a dragon’s breath would, or the chill of winter biting at your exposed ankles, then you’ve experienced how monsters canContinue reading “Night Clings Haiku: Find Your Horror Spirit Animal”

Raise the Dead: Enter into the SMM 2017 Halloween Horror Writing Contest

Stuff a plastic chomper into your mouth—the SMM 2017 Halloween Writing Contest is currently open to receive public horror story submissions. Ghosts, ghouls and goblins are encouraged to submit their bite-sized horror stories. Cash prizes will be awarded to the Darkest Darlings, so dip your quill inside a bloodwell and scare the hell out ofContinue reading “Raise the Dead: Enter into the SMM 2017 Halloween Horror Writing Contest”

Bloodizabeth’s Meat & Greet Dinner Party

    Do you smell that? The Dark Darlings are here, and they want to eat you. I’m sorry. Meet you. They want to meet you. Really. They do. Don’t just stand there! Pull up a chair and join my dinner party. Put on that black bib, you filthy monster, or those fangs may punctureContinue reading “Bloodizabeth’s Meat & Greet Dinner Party”

Dark History: Victorian Coffin Bells

  Have you ever been buried alive? Being dead is no fun, especially if you have to experience it while you’re alive. Victorian coffin bells allowed the living to rest in peace—these morbid inventions were created by individuals who suffered from a primitive form of paranoia which resides inside all of us. Nobody wants toContinue reading “Dark History: Victorian Coffin Bells”

Fifty-Word Story: Rice

Jessie sat upright on the chair. I didn’t want to stand by him. “He’s your brother, Mary. Do as I ask.” “Dad, Jessie’s got rice on his face!” “It’s okay. We’re gonna take one picture.” Jessie didn’t complain, but the rice on his skin started moving. He smelled bad, too.     Deadly Fact Photographing deceasedContinue reading “Fifty-Word Story: Rice”

Slasher Theory: Flip the Switch

The chainsaw spews oily saliva. And it’s hungry. What are you going to do? Let the jagged teeth eat you alive? When you’re reading a horror story, or perhaps watching a scary movie, someone will most likely bite the BIG one. It sort of goes without saying—death is the gooey butter that covers the popcorn,Continue reading “Slasher Theory: Flip the Switch”