After a year of searching and many stories, I am able to meet with the man who inspired Halloween in many ways. He is iconic.
Stories and Poetry
Anne Mikusinski has been writing poetry and short stories since she was seven years old and most probably making them up long before she could hold a pen or pencil in her hand.
I wasn’t comfortable here, I should have just said “no!” The house was abandoned, and from what Kelly confessed to me while driving here, made me angry.
Our Recent Contests
Welcome to our 2018 Horror Halloween Haiku Contest! I love writing contests, big and small, so we are doing a couple more. You guys are killing it on the other posts right now
Welcome to our 25 Word Halloween Horror Contest 2018. You know how much we love Halloween and horror, so this is one of our big contests. This contest is for bragging rights only. We will announce the top 3 winners on Halloween night 2018. Honestly, it just wouldn’t be Halloween without a 25 word story contest.
Welcome to our 2018 $500 Halloween Writing Prompt Contest. We decided to try something different this year. We are asking for writing prompts from YOU
Welcome to our 2018 50 Word Horror Story Halloween Contest! Here is our BIGGEST contest this year. You know how much we love Halloween, and instead of giving you promotional money,
You are vampire, female or male, and while you need food, you have found that you need love more. At this point in your 500 years you have only been in love once.
You come home from a night with friends. You are alone, and you go into your apartment. You are do not have a family. You hear something in the other room, and you go to investigate. When you walk into your bedroom someone
We will be announcing the winners of our contest, Oct 31, 2018, in our movie chat. Our chat starts at 9pm eastern. Be there, watch House on Haunted Hill and chat!
We wanted to do a 10 Scariest Short Film on Youtube list for you. I’m a big fan of little horror, but short Horror films on Youtube are numerous. Many are simply terrible. From bad acting to not scary
Here are 10 Tiny Tales that will Terrorize You. These scary stories are written by new, up and coming authors. As a writer if you can inspire emotions in your readers
Mary Lewis, twelve-years-old, is awoken in the night to the sound of pecking at her window. When she investigates she finds a crow perched upon the sill. To her amazement, it speaks to her,
James Croal Jackson is the author of The Frayed Edge of Memory (Writing Knights Press, 2017). His poetry has appeared in Columbia Journal
The short story usually falls between 1,000 and 15,000 words. At around 15,000 words the novella is born. We are addressing the modern short story and not the ancient tale, fable, or sketch. There is no exact word length, and to
Edgar Allan Poe quotes are simply something we cannot resist. Here is our large and GROWING page for all Poe quotes. A few years ago we republished one of Poe’s classic works on writing,
10 Days to Write Better: A Writing Challenge Writers are always looking for the ways to hone creative skills and work on certain trouble areas. The writing challenge is a great way to exercise your writing,
There were once five and twenty tin soldiers. They were brothers, for they had all been made out of the same old tin spoon. They all shouldered their bayonets, held themselves upright, and looked straight before
She ran away from home, and Pastor Bruce was dismayed after talking with her mother. Her mother said she’d been sullen for the last month or so, and even the school nurse called once. Her daughter wouldn’t tell her what was wrong, and she asked Pastor Bruce