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Mystical Menagerie Column – The Eternal Nightmare

Mystical Menagerie Column – The Eternal Nightmare

You wake, terror beating at you. There’s something insidious in the room with you, creeping closer, intent on doing you harm. You try to run, but your limbs won’t obey your commands. You cannot shout, you cannot scream. The only thing that moves is your eyes, frantically searching the parts of the room you can […]

NaNo-Now What?

NaNo-Now What?

#writingcontests #NaNoWriMo #publishing You’ve done it. Whether you’ve created a masterpiece, a rough draft, added a few thousand words to a work in progress, or achieved a smaller goal of your own… you’ve made it through November, and hit that last day of NaNoWriMo. At this point, many people start to ask themselves the all […]

NaNoWri-Oh…

NaNoWri-Oh…

#writingcontests #NaNoWriMo #writingtips So you’ve signed up to NanoWriMo, got yourself situated and are now staring at the dashboard wondering what the heck to do. It’s getting closer, panic is setting in, and you realize you have no dang idea what you’re doing. Rest assured, even past Nano participants have this feeling of not knowing […]

NaNoWriMo Tips & Tricks

NaNoWriMo Tips & Tricks

#writingcontests #NaNoWriMo #writingtips 1- Stock up on snacks to keep motivated. Get healthier snacks for keeping energy throughout the day. Focus on protein, things like trail mix, baked or veggie chips, cheese sticks, etc. Nobody wants to lose their train of thought because they got hungry and had to go make something, so keep things […]

Mystical Menagerie Column – Fear The Children

Mystical Menagerie Column – Fear The Children

A child at your door or car window with a friend or two. Asking to come inside, to make a phone call, or for a ride. It seems innocuous, but your gut screams at you. Shrouded in shadow, something seems ‘off’ about the children. Chills race along your spine, the hair on your neck and […]

Mystical Menagerie Column – A Primal Fear

Mystical Menagerie Column – A Primal Fear

Move to the suburbs, they said. It’ll be safer, they said. Until you’re running through the maze of carbon-copy streets, heart-pounding, breathing frantic. The pup in your arms is getting so heavy, but you’re terrified to put it down. All you wanted was to take the pup for a quick potty break before bed. The […]

Mystical Menagerie Column — All Dogs Go To Hell

Mystical Menagerie Column — All Dogs Go To Hell

Panic grips you as you push through tangled tree branches, stumbling over upraised roots. Unearthly baying surrounds you. The sounds of pounding paws in the dirt echo your own frantic footsteps as you struggle to escape the endless forest the creatures are pushing you deeper into. As you peer into the darkness, reddened eyes stare […]

Mystical Menagerie Column — The Ultimate Taboo

Mystical Menagerie Column — The Ultimate Taboo

Tempted A Little Too Far Hunger beats at you, a thirst like you’ve never known before. You’re ravenous, but no matter how much you eat, you can’t satiate your appetite. There’s only one thing you crave, the only sustenance you know might give you a few moments of peace from the gnawing ache in your […]