Inktober Inks! Batch #1

Here's my first batch of Inktober drawings. I've been better able to keep up with the prompts this year. Not perfectly, but better. I've also been having a lot more fun with these drawings this year. Instead of thinking about what people would like to see me draw, I've decided just to draw whatever my... Continue Reading →

Inktober and Scaretober

Hey all! Long time no see! Monday is October 1st, and that means the beginning of some of my favorite writing and drawing challenges. There's Inktober and Scaretober in October, and NaNoWriMo in November. For those of you who aren't familiar with Inktober, it is a challenge to produce 31 ink drawings during the month... Continue Reading →

Return of the Teacher: A Necromantic Scene

“We can’t keep running like this,” said Phren, out of breath. “We have to stop her. You’re a necromancer, how do we stop her?” “I have no idea. This isn’t some lost soul in the wilderness. This is a rotted goddess!” “There’s no hiding from this thing,” continued Phren, “and there’s no throwing it off.... Continue Reading →

white hot: a poem

Ashamed of the way you made me ashamed of the way I think, of my sight, sound, and propensity. In my heart I know it’s all nonsense, hiding in embarrassment should be reserved for something worse than passion. but the skin is thick and the body more so. muscle, bone, sinew, humor I’m not strong... Continue Reading →

Shadow Figures on the Wall: NHIE Day 7

Day 7…Ever seen a Shadow Figure? Sometimes, the most haunted places are exactly the kinds of places you would expect. Abandoned buildings, graves, hospitals. Other times, they’re supermarkets. The spring right out of college, I started working at the local branch of a famous chain of grocery/clothing stores. My job title was “apparel merchandiser,” which is... Continue Reading →

Haunted Church NHIE Day 6

Day 6…Ever been in a haunted house for real? It wasn't a house, but it is a place I grew up in. Since before I was born, my parents have been church musicians. My dad played the piano and directed the choir, and my mom played the organ and led Sunday school. My first job... Continue Reading →

Did You Say Something? NHIE Day 5

Day 5…Ever heard your name called when no one was there? When I was a kid, I heard my name being called all the time. It was one of those things in childhood where they happened and I just accepted them as the way things were. Sometimes you hear your name being called. Sometimes it... Continue Reading →

The Witching Hour: NHIE Day 4

Day 4…Ever had any experiences at 3am, the Witching Hour? If you ask a ghost hunter, or anyone who regularly investigates haunted locations, what time of the day or night has the most paranormal phenomena, they will probably all say the same thing: 3 A.M. The Witching Hour. Maybe it’s the significance of the heavy... Continue Reading →

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