Category: Horror

Laughter

laughing mannequins full of evil

They are laughing at you always. And they never stop.

Black Queen III

The Black Queen’s personal life was full of misery, which was odd for such a powerful figure. Sad to say, she wasn’t above taking it out on her slaves.   (Misery by FrankT on DeviantArt)

Seeming Perfection

A crazed artist vented her rage at the mannequin’s seeming perfection. Shortly she moved on to human subjects.

Black Queen II

Her visage was so terrible she always kept it masked…. until the day a handsome man was able to pierce it. But that’s another story.

Worldbuilding Wednesday, 7/12/17: Organizations Clearly Up to No Good

Fantasy fiction (and science fiction, for that matter) is full of secret societies, thieves’ guilds, Hellfire clubs, and other associations for like-minded individuals. Often these are major drivers of the plot. Frank Herbert’s Dune would not be the same but for the Bene Gesserit, or The Wheel of Time series for the Aes Sedai. H.P. …

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Tea Party

Crumpets and finger sandwiches, anyone?   (Ceramic art by Ronit Baranga)

Trapped

The viscous cream with the nutrients came once a day through the tube. But  the limited air she had was running out. Encased in metal bondage, she looked around desperately for a rescuer, knowing full well none would find her in this underground space.   (trapped02, image from LXXT on DeviantArt)

The Little Merfish

The Little Mermaid received quite a surprise when she tried to return to the sea. (Strange how horrific a mythological creature becomes when its parts are reversed.)

Heart Anatomy

The human heart contains surprising intricacies, and they are not just those of muscle tissue.

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan [Reading Challenge 2017]

  Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See Random House, 2006 [Challenge #2: A book taking place in Asia] Of all the books I’ve read in the first half of the year, this is the one that’s stuck with me the most, because it delivered far more than the blurb and cursory glances …

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