By The Fire Edpisode 141: Challenge 5: Horror Romance poems

HorrorAddicts.net

Hey Horror addicts, we just had our fourth challenge in the horroraddicts.netNext Great Horror Writer Challenge. The challenge for this episode was to write a 650 to 700-word horror poem. The poem could be rhyming or free form. Writers needed to know how to convey a romantic situation and will be judged on sexiness, style and creating a horror romance theme.

Combining romance and horror in a poem can be even harder than writing on one topic or the other, but if you think about it romance and horror are topics that go hand in hand. For instance, if someone loves someone and that person doesn’t love them back it could be considered horror. Also, the idea of losing someone you love to death is a topic that scares everyone. One good example of a horror romance poem that I can think of is a song by Alice…

View original post 398 more words

#NGHW Winner of the Poetry Challenge!

HorrorAddicts.net

This is just a taste of Jonathan’s poem that will be featured in an
upcoming issue of Sirens Call Magazine.

A Warning on Wings by Jonathan Fortin

His prayer was drawn in blood, the circle like a door

He sat beside the threshold, book open on the floor

This will never work, to himself he sighed

But he was so lonely that every night he cried

He was a somber man, not blessed with good looks

Hated by his village, he found solace in books

Tonight he stripped naked, legs crossed, arms spread

He whispered the words that from the pages bled:

“For you I’d be the greatest that I could ever be

I would do it all, anything you ask of me.”

The circle was no prison; he did not seek a slave

Nor mindless copulation, which would bore him to the grave

No, he sought the thing…

View original post 27 more words

#NGHW Top 6 Poetry Excerpts

HorrorAddicts.net

These are the top 6 poems from the Horror Poetry challenge.

Poem 1:  Under the Water by Sumiko Saulson
Over sea, floating ye, staying abreast of watery crests

Midwinter air caresses curls unfurling over briny sea

Cool wet skin, paper thin… I can see your soul within

Every capillary pumping blood, intestinal processes digesting food

Your loving heart plain to see… how intimate your transparency

 

A sea-deep mystery, stories untold, windows into your ancient soul,

Your eyes speckled, flecks of gold cascading within jet black coal

Encasing your exquisite charms, enfolded within my fragile arms,

I am the contemplator of your delicacy, hear ye now my mortal pleas

May your ethereal heart, thorny spine and eternal love be ever mine

 

Adrift on my back, your tentative fingers in mine entwined

Long slender tail wrapped around my thighs, tendrils twixt toes

The smooth flesh of your undercarriage where barnacles…

View original post 855 more words

HorrorAddicts.net, 141 #NGHW Guest Judge: Sirens Call Nina&Julianne

HorrorAddicts.net

Horror Addicts Episode# 141
SEASON 12 – The Next Great Horror Writer Contest

JUDGES:

Horror Hostess: Emerian Rich

Judge: H.E. Roulo

Guest Judge: Julianne Snow and Nina D’Arcangela

Intro Music by: Valentine Wolfe

———————

The top 6 / Horror Romance Poems

Find all articles and interviews at: http://www.horroraddicts.net

136 Days till Halloween

Creepy Zombie Babies, Scary Children, Facebook Group, BayCon Recap, Imagination Fair, Clockwork Wonderland Party, Harp Experience, Friar’s Drive?, Readings, SEARCH Magazine, Women in Horror, Crochet Shrunken Heads, Knitting. #NGHW poetry hell,

Intro of judges, prizes, and contest.

Portions of the top 6 poems

Contestants: Feind Gottes, Naching T. Kassa, Jess Landry, AE Kirk, Timothy G. Huguenin, Sumiko Saulson, Cat Voleur, Jonathan Fortin, Adele Marie Park, JC Martinez, Harry Husbands, Riley J. Pierce, Daphne Strasert.

HA.Net News:  Claurice Nightingale

*Stacy Rich – artist J.E. Richards

*Kenzie Kordic brings us…Ghastly Games: Zombie Fluxx
*Crystal Connor- Much Better to be Alive…

View original post 228 more words

#NGHW – Guest Judge : Sirens Call Publications Nina & Julianne

HorrorAddicts.net

This week, we welcome guest judges, Julianne and Nina from Sirens Call Publications

 Juilanne Snow

juliannesnow_01

Julianne Snow is the author of the Days with the Undead series and Glimpses of the Undead. She is the founder of Zombieholics Anonymous and the Co-Owner and Publicist at Sirens Call Publications. Writing in the realms of speculative fiction, Julianne has roots that go deep into horror and is a member of the Horror Writers Association. With pieces of short fiction in various publications, Julianne always has a few surprises up her sleeves.

 Nina D’Arcangela

nina_darcangelaNina D’Arcangela is a horror devotee who likes to write soul rending snippets of despair, insanity, and pain. She reads anything from splatter matter to dark matter. She’s an UrbEx adventurer and professional photographer whose wanderlust takes her to abandoned locations, decrepit buildings, purportedly haunted places, and old graveyards. Nina is the co-owners of Sirens Call Publications, a…

View original post 18 more words

#NGHW News Episode #140

HorrorAddicts.net

Hello, Addicts!

How has everyone been during the break? Have you survived without us? Well, no need to fear, no need to fret, our fearsome fifteen and the horroraddicts.net team are back this week.

Did you all enjoy Episode #140? It has been a little while so I will give you a reminder. The last episode was a bit of a change up from the “norm” and the writers were challenged to write a script. The script was for a spoof commercial for a make-believe horror product. This was a great way to stretch the writing muscles that are not normally stretched in the horror genre. The spoof had to be original and funny. The mini prize was to have their script professionally produced.

The spoofs that made it through to the semi-finals were Dead Fresh Air Freshener by Fiend, Earl King by Jonathan, The Spoof is Happening by AE…

View original post 1,117 more words

By The Fire Episode 140: Challenge 4: 60 second commercial horror spoof

HorrorAddicts.net

Hey Horror addicts, we just had our fourth challenge in the horroraddicts.netNext Great Writer Challenge. The challenge for this episode was to write a 60-second commercial spoof of a make-believe horror product. Wow! This could be a fun challenge but it could also be very difficult. First of all, you must have a sense of humor and be able to get an idea across in a short period of time.

The contestants were judged on a comedy level, spoof product originality, and entertainment value. Luckily with this little project horror, comedy and 60-second spoofs can all go hand in hand. There are a lot of make believe products that monsters, ghosts or masked maniacs could use to make their jobs easier. For one thing, let’s talk about werewolves. Werewolves don’t get the respect they deserve so maybe what they need is a publicity agent. A werewolf publicity agent…

View original post 198 more words

#NGHW Top 8 commercial spoofs.

HorrorAddicts.net

These are the top 8 commercial spoofs.

SPOOF #1 Dead Fresh air freshner by Fiend Gottes

A vampire father & young son are sitting outside under a full moon on a cloudless night, crickets are chirping, a wolf howls in the distance…
Son: Dad?
Father: Vhat son?
Son: Do you ever get that… not so fresh feeling?
Father: Bwahaha… but ov course! That’s why I use Dead Fresh.
Announcer: Do you struggle to keep the fetid stench of decay out of your clothes? Coffin? Your basement? Then Dead Fresh is just for you! Dead ten minutes? Ten centuries? Hiding one body or a thousand rotting corpses? Don’t worry, Dead Fresh kills even the strongest creeping stench of death! Just ask Pogo the Clown!
Pogo the Clown: I had dozens of corpses in my crawlspace for years and no one even knew! Thanks Dead Fresh!
Dr. West: Hi, I’m Dr. Herbert…

View original post 1,743 more words

HorrorAddicts.net, 140 #NGHW Guest Judge: Tim Reynolds

HorrorAddicts.net

Horror Addicts Episode# 140
SEASON 12 – The Next Great Horror Writer Contest

JUDGES:

Horror Hostess: Emerian Rich

Judge: H.E. Roulo

Guest Judge: Tim Reynolds

Intro Music by: Valentine Wolfe

———————

The top 8 / Spoof Commercials.

Find all articles and interviews at: http://www.horroraddicts.net

164 Days till Halloween

Intro of judges, prizes, and contest.

Read of the top 8 / Spoof Commercials.

Contestants: Feind Gottes, Naching T. Kassa, Jess Landry, AE Kirk, Timothy G. Huguenin, Sumiko Saulson, Cat Voleur, Quentin Norris, Jonathan Fortin, Adele Marie Park, JC Martinez, Harry Husbands, Riley J. Pierce, Daphne Strasert.

HA.Net News:  

*Michele Roger talks about Alice in Wonderland: the Bridge Between Reality and Fantasy

*Kenzie Kordic brings us…Ghastly Games: Dead of Winter
*Crystal Connor reviews the movie Lavender
*David interviews Clockwork Wonderland Author Interview: James Pyne
*Jesse Orr’s new installment of The Scarlett Dahlia

*PR: The Fourth Monkey by J.D. Barker
*Nightmare Fuel…

View original post 235 more words

#NGHW – Guest Judge : Tim Reynolds

HorrorAddicts.net

This week, we welcome guest judge, Tim Reynolds. Tim will be helping us judge the commercial spoofs!

 Tim Reynolds

timrTim Reynolds isn’t just a fan of Jaime Lee Curtis, she went to his high school…or at least she did for her Prom Night, and Reynolds was there in the cafeteria to watch as a killer stalked her to the beat of bad disco music. The villain of his first novel, The Broken Shield, is Lucifer himself, while the heroine of his latest novel, Waking Anastasia, is a ghost. He’s worked in haunted hotels, reenacted the breakfast scene from ALIEN using real flesh, bone, and blood, and spent two years living a horror he still needs therapy for some thirty years later — teaching Third Grade.

View original post