15 Reasons Why Living with Me is like Having a Poltergeist

I recently moved to a new haunt with the Final Guy, which inspired me to write this short listicle:

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I recently moved to a new haunt with the Final Guy, which inspired me to write this short listicle:

  • Generally disruptive
  • Mostly active at night
  • Skittish
  • Territorial
  • Pale as f@%$
  • Moves your furniture around at random
  • Prefers dark places and low temperatures
  • Compelled to read everything*
  • Attracted to TV and other electronic devices
  • Makes spooky noises when upset
  • Harasses your pets**
  • Scared of cameras
  • Hates being sprinkled with salt
  • Will steal your blanket at 3 in the morning
  • Often refuses to leave the house

*Some parapsychologists say that because haints are terribly curious, they are compelled to read all text they come across. By papering your walls with newspaper, you can frustrate them and push them to move on. The more you know…
**With cuddles.

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 “Six-Word Scares”