Make your readers SCREAM! Describing the sounds of HORROR – Auditory description ideas

Image credit here! WARNING! THIS ARTICLE HAS HORROR CONTENT SUCH AS SCARY NOISES AND GORE! One thing that's particularly hard to capture in writing is sound. Visual stimuli is the easiest, in my personal opinion, as you can describe color, texture, and movement. The sense of touch seems a bit more straightforward as well. Sound,…

Nightmares On Christmas: 5 (Mostly) Underrated Horror Pieces you should check out as a horror fan!

Image credit here! Ah, the holidays. What an excellent time for hot chocolate, spending time with family, cheerful music, and blood. LOTS AND LOTS OF BLOOD! Wait...what? Well, my brain never stops even during a relatively happy time, and I am sure other creatives who work with horror feel the same. Therefore, I wanted to…

The Light isn’t pure, and it isn’t perfect. In fact…. it can be pure evil. Let me introduce you to “White Torture”.

https://youtu.be/ujS1iEYAlZM A common trope in fantasy is unfortunately that the light represents only goodness, or even worse, purity (a notion that does not exist and is toxic in itself. Unless you're talking about science.) The sun on a warm summer day can burn you. Light too bright can blind you or allow an enemy to…

Happy Birthday to me, but more importantly to “The Dancing Crow”!

Aw, look at this big goof on his own book cover! The Dancing Crow, like Red Viper, had a different cover variation, but never started on Wattpad. It's The Dancing Crow's birthday (and mine but this is more important)! I adore this book, and while it doesn't have the typical romance I blend with my…

Free Short Story: The Crows’ Present

Introduction Hey. This is a short story canon in my universe. It got rejected as a submission. I figured I'd just offer it for free. Hope you like it. Genre: Gothic, Horror Content Warning: Gore The Crows' Present Iridescent feathers, the color of the midnight sky, shone in the sun as two crows looked toward…

Exploring the Uncanny Valley: Ideas of utilizing ‘creepy’ in Dark Fantasy & Horror

Source here! Of all the horror topics I cover, I think the Uncanny Valley fascinates me the most, because it's what hits me the hardest when it comes to fear. This is odd for me to say, as dolls don't scare me, nor do clowns. Distorted faces do the trick for me, like the momo…

A Deep Dive into Creatives’ thoughts on Zombies

Art credit here! I will be upfront and say I am not a huge zombie fan, but there are depictions of zombies that I do enjoy. I feel they should be talked about and emphasized more, to be honest! I don't want to point out specific franchises, but rather explore what some in the creative…

Some of my Favorite Haunting Melodies

Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay Some good horror music can be excellent for getting into either a Halloween mood or writing that perfect horror/dark fantasy story. Today, I'm going to split my discussion into two categories: Lyrical songs vs. songs absent of lyrics. I will give 5 for each category, and explain why I like…

Surreal Horror makes me Shudder (in a good way!)

Image by PublicDomainPictures from Pixabay As October and "spooky season" approaches, I wanted to bring attention to a type of horror that people don't generally think of when looking into the genre. This plays with your psyche, makes you feel off, like something is wrong, but it's not entirely evident as to what. Surreal horror…