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The Ladies of Horror Flash Project – Stacey Turner

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Ileana’s Return
Dedicated to Rob M. Miller
by Stacey Turner

The Castle of my childhood now gray and crumbling,
but still standing on that stony cliff
beside the churning waters of an angry sea.
The scene familiar—and yet,
the damage wreaked by time
rendering its appearance still more sinister.
How long since here I last stood?
Four-score, a hundred, perhaps more years.
I’ve stayed away, unwilling, unable to face the past.
A tour is just beginning, the last one tonight.
I follow inside, and through halls, suffocating with memories.

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Source: The Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Stacey Turner @Spot_Speaks @Sotet_Angyal #LoH #fiction

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The Journey Begins

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PsyKu: A Work of Forensic Prose

THE JOURNEY BEGINS

So this is how the next chapter in my life starts.

I’ve been working on this project off and on for about the last 15 years – more off than on, to be truthful – but it’s been present for over a third of my life in some form or another  It started when I was in the clinical psychology program at the University of Texas at Austin. A fellow graduate student named Nina and I would periodically come up with haikus during seminars or those god-awful brown bag lunches we were forced to attend during our first two years of indentured servitude. Nina’s interests were in neuropsychological testing and she would periodically slide me a piece of paper with something like this written on it:

Glial blastoma

sneaks along white matter tracts

a thief in the night

I had no idea what it meant but I smiled because she…

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Trench Coats, Pretty Dames, and Video Games

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Today we are so excited to host Allison M. Dickson as she tells us all about

Trench Coats, Pretty Dames, and Video Games

If someone ever asks me why I wrote COLT COLTRANE AND THE LOTUS KILLER, those seven words will pretty much sum it up.

film-noir-helpI love the way men and women dressed in the forties, fifties, and the early sixties. Everyone was gorgeous back then. Look at a picture of your mother or your grandmother from those days and try to find a flaw. Her hair will be perfectly curled and shaped. Her makeup and jewelry will be just so. Her dresses will be perfectly tailored to fit her body, because the whole concept of buying mass-produced clothing off a discount store rack was still pretty much unheard of back then, and she probably made that dress herself because it was cheaper. And the men, so crisp in their suits, their features and closely cropped haircuts set off just so by their fedoras. Read more…via Trench Coats, Pretty Dames, and Video Games.


PROGENY – Celebrates One Year!

Patrick C. Greene

So much more than a Bigfoot story…

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Hey everybody! It’s Jen! Patrick’s wife and biggest fan!  Join us this week as we celebrate the one-year anniversary of the release of Patrick’s debut novel, PROGENY!  There will be a lot going on, places to visit on the interwebs, interviews and blogs to read, excerpts from the new novel, and some freebies and giveaways you don’t want to miss! The first thing to do is join the Facebook PROGENY event here PROGENY CELEBRATES ONE YEAR! so you don’t miss out on any of the action!

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

Monday

Oh my goodness – he’s everywhere!

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What does the FOX say? Find out HERE,

Jen’s Pen Den review HERE,

and the Fiona Mcvie interview HERE

On Tuesday

you will find the first chapter HERE

 and Patrick will be visiting with Armand Rosamilia, author of the Dying Days Zombie series.

DYING DAYS are upon us....

On…

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THE LAST WEDDING IN THE MIDNIGHT CHAPEL by Allison M. Dickson

“Needless to say, I’m giving the review 5/5
Because… I was locked in from the first page. Because of the story and the way it was delivered. Because the players and their quirks. Because of the way Emmett ties things up after the letter. Because the very end has a Twilight Zone kind of feel that I just LoveLoveLove!” Read more…

via THE LAST WEDDING IN THE MIDNIGHT CHAPEL by Allison M. Dickson.

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A Chat with Debut Horror Novelist Allison M. Dickson

REBLOG FROM

The Dark Phantom Review

Q: Congratulations on the release of your latest book, STRINGS. What was your inspiration for it?

A: The book originally began life as a short story I had out for awhile on Amazon called “The Good Girls,” where I told the story of a young and indebted prostitute assigned to visit a horrifying hermit as her final job. But when other readers told me the story read like the beginning to a much longer book, I decided to run with that and the book was born a short time later. I really wanted to tell a story that didn’t have a true hero. I wanted to explore elements of control and freedom, and whether or not those things were illusions. I was inspired a lot by the great crime fiction of Gillian Flynn and Dennis Lehane, but I wanted to add my own special horror twist to the equation. READ MORE…

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via A Chat with Debut Horror Novelist Allison M. Dickson.


UPCOMING: THE 31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN EXTRAVAGANZA

The Legend Begins ...

a.aaa-Vampire-CatOctober 1st will kick-off my 31 Days of Halloween extravaganza!

There’ll be guest posts by brilliantly insane authors of horror, giveaways galore, and original fiction by yours truly — moi!

The details of each author’s books will be outlined in their post. Some will be raffled off through those that make comments. Others will be dependent on who tweets me first with the correct answer to a very simple question.

Halloween is an all-time favorite holiday of mine and I wanted to celebrate its spookiness by making this a festive occasion for all my fellow horror enthusiasts. Casual indulgers are welcome to join and bob for apples.

Just make sure there isn’t a scythe somewhere near your head.

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