Ruined Childhood: Winner Interview

The long-awaited interview for the Ruined Childhood contest winner, VictoriaMoschou! Check out her path of destruction in ruining Halloween (“Something Pumpkin This Way Comes“), a fictional character (“Beauty and the Feast“), a toy (“Children should Listen“), and a children’s activity (“The Devil’s Music“). 1) How did you find the contest? How do you feel, as…

Ruined Childhoods: The Results

The Ruined Childhoods competition drew to a close on Halloween. My co-host Nyhterides and I have been busy scrutinising all the entries and deciding on the winner. Many thanks to our entrants: Rosaimee, KarlOConnor, AshTheRavenclaw, VictoriaMoschou, Kathiel12, and Silvana_md. I’m grateful for your enthusiasm and thoroughly enjoyed all the pieces you created for this competition.

Madness is an Art (The Art of Madness Prompt)

Nyhterides’ third and last prompt was really specific and had me stumped for a whole weekend. I had little to no experience of gothic horror or southern gothic horror, but thats likely because i just didnt know it as it was called. I certainly knew horror involving death, which is an element of gothic horror….

The Dark One (The Art of Madness Prompt)

Further to my previous blog about Nyhterides’s competiton, I’ve posted a new short about “The Dark One”. Read it here. I finally got inspiration after reading bits of Creepypasta (my gosh, some are pretty good, but some are just awful — I’ll talk about some of the awful ones later) and watching a play-through of…

Wattys2014 Entry Spotlight: Aurora by Sanya

Please take the time to consider voting for Aurora by xxSMxx forWattys2014. Genre: Fantasy/Romance This is a epic fantasy tale, with bits of tragedy and sweet romance. It follows the journey of Isabella and Klaus through a quest to find out the hidden murderer after their lives. An unbreakable curse, twisted souls and a hell lot of…

Wattys2014 Entry Spotlight: Death Reflection by April Parr

Please take the time to consider voting for Death Reflection by April_Parr for Wattys2014. From the author: Death Reflection mixes fairies and demons into a dystopic future. If you’re tired of Hunger Games clones when it comes to dystopian novels, I ask that you give my story a shot and please vote if you enjoy it. I look…

Wattys2014 Entry Spotlight: Pitch Black by Elise Noble

Please take the time to consider voting for Pitch Black by EliseNoble for Wattys2014. Genre: General fiction/Romance Ash is a girl on the run.  From who?  Not even she knows.  Ending up in England, in a dead end job in a sleepy country village, she can’t see a way out of her predicament. Luke lives the perfect life,…

Wattys2014 Entry Spotlight: When You Feel Beautiful by Denmark Harris

Please take the time to consider voting for When You Feel Beautiful by Denmark Harris for Wattys2014. From the author: Whenever I write a novel, I write with an ideal girl in mind. For When You Feel Beautiful, the girl that I hope will love this story doesn’t love herself. She may not love how she looks…

Wattys2014 Entry Spotlight: A Collection of Works by Rosaimee

Please take the time to consider voting for Poems from the Tower and Ardith (in English and Spanish) by Rosaimee for Wattys2014. Poems from the Tower: I used to write poetry a long time ago. Poems from the Tower is compendium of dreams of love, sorrow and despair. Fantasy and reality converge in these verses to create this collection of…

Wattys2014 Entry Spotlight: The Cheaters Club by Rebecca Sky

Please take the time to consider voting for The Cheaters Club by Rebecca Sky for Wattys2014. Genre: New adult This is a book I’m reading free on Wattpad and it’s an entertaining and enthralling tale of a young man working his way back in life when his heart is broken. With witty dialogue, characters whom you love to…