Archive for October, 2014

All Nano’s Eve

Friday, October 31st, 2014

It’s Halloween and we have a sort of party in progress – an All Hallows Read – an idea started by Neil Gaiman where people give horror books for Halloween. We haven’t been very good at remembering the books as the kids – ours and other peoples hurtle about or sit sit absorbed into the […]

Grave Junction

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

The oil dark bird with matt black beak and shining eyes landed on the headstone, now slumped wonky into the subsiding ground. The corpses angels that had been set to guard had rotted away, their graves were collapsing and nature was taking back that which it had so briefly let the people of this world […]

Picture a Story – Pumpkin Flag

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Halloween when all things pumpkin appear – use this picture of a pumpkin flag to inspire your own little spooky tale!

Tired Eyes

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

The tears had tired her eyes, she looked at the devastation, the limbs and blood scattered across the floor of the church. It had been such a good plan, but it turned out the old legends had been wrong, so very very wrong. Her fingers were sticky with gore and she tried to scrub it […]

Our Lady of Virtue

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

The Warrior Monks had set out on a mission, to sack the holy lands and return the sacred texts to The Holy Roman Empire, but then they had seen the incursion of Heresy, the Christians who weren’t, the ones so like the Prophet Worshipers and the Christ Killers. There was no room for the Orthodox […]

Picture a Story – Spider Mug

Friday, October 24th, 2014

Use this picture as the basis for a story of your own.

Nail Vanish

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Saskia looked down at her long acrylic nails and smiled, they were a work of art, pure and simple, the purple gleamed and faded to a lavender and then a deep blue, on one nail a blue cat arched with green gem eyes and on another there was a shadow suggestion of a crooked castle. […]


Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

The Moon was bright and huge in the sky, an orb of imperfection and desire, Mel laughed in pure joy, a sound that rarely passed her lips, as she skipped out of the door to follow the liquid silver light across the landscape. Her black taffeta dress, hung around her emaciated frame and flowed in […]

Last Orders – Spoogy Poetry

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Just a quick reminder that it is your last chance to order the physical copy of The Little Book of Spoogy Poetry if you want it for Halloween 🙂 This is where you order

Two Thirds Done!

Monday, October 20th, 2014

This month I am taking part in a writing challenge called GothNoWriMo – where you write a gothic or horror novel in a month. We are two thirds of the way through this month and I am struggling a bit, there has been alot of other stuff going on from working at the Cheltenham Literature […]