Just Ghouly Things…

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While my taste leans decidedly towards the creepy and the kooky, mysterious and spooky, I do also have a soft spot for the prettier and sparklier things in life. And I love how these two aesthetics, the girly and the gruesome, can sit side-by-side in such a way that each complements the other. In the spirit of blending and balancing the two, this latest little exorcise exercise of mine takes its inspiration from the popular “Just Girly Things” meme. By juxtaposing the wording from original Girly Things posts with images from some of my favourite horror movies, I’ve put a dark twist on those more conventionally “girly” moments in everyday life.

I had fun making these Just Ghouly Things, and I hope you spooky sweethearts enjoy them…

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Six-Word Scares

coraline.jpgBeing a writer by day, which keeps me happily occupied out of the sun, I’m familiar with (and enamoured of) the legendary six-word novel, which cuts straight to the heart of a story by telling it in the most succinct way possible. This raw, bare-bones approach to storytelling really lends itself to horror; it can work either by delivering a short, sharp shock, or by leaving your imagination to fill in the darkest gaps.

I’ve been dreaming up some of my own six-word horror stories, and here are (appropriately) six of them: Continue reading

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This first post on my new blog is short, sweet and more than a little spooky – much like myself (see what I did there).

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February is Women in Horror Month, which I think makes it a rather auspicious time to be starting my little horror blog. And what better day to begin, than on a Wednesday?

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If you like bats and black cats, monster movies, gory comics and cartoon horror, gloomy days and stormy nights, all manner of creepy things, and the strange little girls who write about them – then keep an eye on this blog and share your thoughts with me in the Comments. You can also send spooky Tweets to @GhoulNextD00r, or say my name three times while staring in a mirror, if that’s the kind of thing you’re into.

I look forward to hanging with you (that is a bat joke).

Bugs and squishes,

The Ghoul Next Door