World Goth Day

Photo by Marko Blažević on Unsplash I had no idea that May 22 was World Goth Day until I read a post about it. I thought it would be fun to do a list of the cliches I embrace (and in many cases, don’t embrace). Though I have long since passed the teenage Goth phase, I still retain…

Throwback Thursday #8

Today’s Throwback Thursday story is a parody of Gothic fiction and one that I had a great time writing. I laughed aloud by myself as the words poured onto the page one summer evening. *** Photo by Sharon McCutcheon on Unsplash The night had grown darker with the rain; and a young man named Bastien…

My Peanut Journey and Throwback Thursday

Photo by Markus Spiske freeforcommercialuse.net from Pexels I love peanuts. I never thought I would intentionally eat peanuts out of the container, but yesterday I did just that. My sister in-law bought a large thing of honey roasted peanuts, which I had never had, and now I’m addicted. She also bought a bag of peanut…

In a Ruin by the Ocean…(Throwback Thursday)

The title of today’s post is the first line of my Throwback Thursday poem. I wrote the following lines in August of 2009 (I’m not sure what day) but basically, it’s been eight and a half years since then. As you can probably tell, I was trying to emulate Edgar Allan Poe. He was one…

Friday Fictioneers–Snow Sulky

Word count: 100 “Ugh, it’s so pretty,” grumbled Edwina at the window. “It needs something. Maybe gravestones.” Edric, her twin, looked up from his book. “What’s so pretty?” “The landscape, of course! It’s disgusting.” “Hmm.” “You’re not listening. Do you ever do anything but read?” “Don’t be stupid.” “Then can’t you change all…that?” “Come on, I’m not that…

Stolen Blood

This story, readers, is the thing I meant to post yesterday. I’ve been thinking about the idea of Gothic fantasy for a while, being a lover of both, so here is my attempt at writing it. It’s been a long time since I wrote anything in the Gothic literature vein that I so adored during…