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The Harpy 2 has been Released

Should we run? Hide? Gather weapons? No. We shall read. And possibly cringe a bit, but definitely fall in love with the characters and story. The Sequel is Here Charity Blake became a nightmare. But there are far more dangerous monsters out there than her. Train-wreck antihero Charity Blake thrives at being a winged avenger, but exacting vengeance takes as much from her[...]

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Happy Birthday Kathy!

2020 is over but our celebration for Kathy is not. We're celebrating all year long! Who is Kathy? photo by Gail Werner 2017 Besides a total badass, you mean? Kathy is a self-described cat-herder, book reader, and YA fantasy writer by day. She's also the author of Perfection (published by DIN), Click (featured on deadlyeverafter), What Lurks in the Darkness (published by Hocus[...]

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Midnight Society Movie Night: Anything for Jackson

Happy New Year! As we enter another year, one full of possibilities and hope, let's not forget the creepy. I'll be live-tweeting a movie once a month for all my horror-loving friends. This month join me for Anything for Jackson, for it's time for... Movie poster for 2020 film Anything for Jackson Written by Keith Cooper and directed by Justin G. Dyck, Anything for Jackson ap[...]

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Krampus Takeover

This year more than others, it feels like Krampus is everywhere. On ornaments and sweaters and coffee mugs OH MY! And I can't say I'm upset. His horns, long tongue, and evil grin adorn the world with fear and delight. Let's celebrate Krampus! A Krampus Carol Last October this anthology from Burial Day hit the world. Edited by Cynthia Pelayo and Gerardo Pelayo, this book offers thi[...]

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Midnight Society Movie Night: Tigers Are Not Afraid

Last month Midnightober movies took over, and I made new horror friends on Shudder's #61DaysofHalloween. We watched so many movies, some great, some good, and some that left me blinking in confusion...or laughing. We now return to my normal live-tweet, and this month's movie Tigers are Not Afraid. Time for the return of... My brain rejects the idea of one movie a month, but I might[...]

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Cast Away Stones – The Genesis of a Folk Horror Tale

Like most of my stories, Cast Away Stones started as a seed about superstition and ancient practices. Originally, when I set out to write a story based in folklore surrounding winter, I remembered some research I’d done on the Cailleach, an ancient winter goddess associated with the grain harvest in Scotland and Ireland. There was much folklore attached to her, with rural agricu[...]

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Creation of “The Path”: A Krampus Story

Months and months ago, I don't remember exactly when, a call for tales inspired by Krampus for Burial Day Books' sixth volume of their Gothic Blue Book went out across this wide writerly world. Great glowing Christmas lights! I desperately wanted to write a Krampus story and, though I didn't think I stood a chance, submit it. I had to try. When faced with a submission call, one pro[...]

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The Midnight Society Presents A Krampus Trio

We are very proud & excited to announce three of our members - Kathleen, Victoria & Mary - have all placed a story in the latest edition of the Gothic Blue Book series from Burial Day Books. GOTHIC BLUE BOOK VI: A KRAMPUS CAROL A collection of short horror stories and poems resurrect the spirit of the Gothic Blue Book. Gothic Blue Books were short Gothic fictions popul[...]