Guest Blog: Horror Inked with Tragedy by Sam Mortimer

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Horror Inked with Tragedy

Sam Mortimer

 Writing horror fiction doesn’t mean we’re particularly displaying pleasant imagery, nor are we tapping into the kindest parts of our brains. While there’s undeniable beauty in the world, the fact is it can also monstrously suck. We’re not putting the focus on a bouquet of flowers unless those flowers are being grown from demon’s blood, so to speak. Whether a particular horror story is presented in a fun or serious manner, they are always inked with tragedy. Unfortunately, there’s tragedy aplenty in the world to process, then express.

To me, horror symbolizes aspects of real life that are difficult to deal with and/or express in any terms other than horror. Horror is truthful, sadly, in a rather blunt sort of way. If you’ve ever experienced the death of a loved one, or even the death of a pet, if something horrible has ever…

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#Fairies, #Myths, & #Magic Author Spotlight Guest Posts – “The Charcoal Nomads,” by Richard Ankers

I was amazed by this wonderful, magical tale by Richard Ankers

🌼Colleen Chesebro Fairy Whisperer 🌼

Welcome to my Author Spotlight Guest Posts

I have started a new feature on my blog, called Author Spotlight – Guest Posts. As you can see from the image above, I am looking for themed posts about fairies, myths, and magic. If you are an interested author and would like to be featured on my blog, please click HERE to find out more.  ~Colleen~

Today’s guest author and poet is Richard Ankers. He was one of the first poets I followed a few years back when I started blogging. He writes haunting poetry that leaves you wanting more. Here’s a sample:

Reflective becalmed
Only the dragon’s breath stirs
Multicoloured eye

©2017 Richard Ankers

In addition, Richard is a prolific short story writer, and his blog, is filled with magical stories that will transport to places you never imagined. It is a great honor to have Richard share…

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No Wasted Ink Writers Links

Originally posted on No Wasted Ink: Welcome back to another Monday of writer’s links. This time, I have several great articles that help your writing research and on character development in addition to the usual general writing tips. I am trying to stick with fantasy and science fiction themes, but the tips work for any…

via No Wasted Ink Writer’s Links — Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog

HERE ARE YOUR WINNERS! Dan Alatorre’s Word Weaver Writing Contest (Oct 2017) — Dan Alatorre – AUTHOR

Are you excited to see who won? You should be. It was CRAZY hard to determine the best story out of so many amazing entries. These were GOOD stories, gang. Really good. And the fact is, on a different day or in a different contest, ANY of these finalists stories could have taken the […]

via HERE ARE YOUR WINNERS! Dan Alatorre’s Word Weaver Writing Contest (Oct 2017) — Dan Alatorre – AUTHOR

Smorgasbord Health 2017 – Food in the news – Acidity in mineral water and tooth enamel erosion.

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Smorgasbord Health 2017

I was at the dentist recently for a check up and some restoration work on one of my teeth that had broken. The dentist noted that my teeth were exhibiting some acid erosion and that I needed to reduce the amount of fizzy and fruit drinks I was consuming.

I rarely have any fizzy drinks and I am pretty careful about fruit juices too and I decided to explore my acid erosion a little further. I tend to drink bottled water and filtered tap water in tea and coffee, and since the majority of the fluid I drink is water, I decided to check out the pH value which determines if a substance is acidic or alkaline.


Health and energy and long life all begin with a correct pH balance. The pH balance refers to the acidity or alkalinity of every living organism. The scale for…

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