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#Spookyshowcase – HAUNT – 2022 schedule

Welcome to the 10th annual #SpookyShowcase, a Halloween artist and author showcase. This year's theme is HAUNT. Haunts can be many things… People, places, things, decisions, states of mind, and even love. Something that haunts you in the dead of the night, pulling your covers off inch by heart-pounding inch. Rattling in an old house that you know is not the pipes. An old graveyard that townies refuse to set foot in after midnight. It can be loved ones or women in white standing along a deserted highway waiting for passersby. Sometimes haunts are secrets, tucked[...]

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Call for submissions: Haunt #SpookyShowcase

For the last ten years, I've been putting on a Halloween writing showcase. This year is a special one because it's our ten year anniversary of celebrating Halloween, spooky creators, and the wonderful hauntings that come with autumn. We are looking for special creators to help celebrate our 10th anniversary! 10th Annual Spooky Showcase: Haunt I am pleased to present an open submission call for Haunt, the 10th annual Spooky Showcase highlighting creative works from our fabulous community of authors, illustrators, designers, and creatives. The Spooky Showc[...]

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#SpookyShowcase: Twin Curses by Sandra Proudman

Welcome to the 9th annual #SpookyShowcase, a Halloween artist and author showcase. A full schedule of submissions can be found here so you don't miss a single entry for THESE DEADLY CURSES. Now, on to today's submission! Twin Curses by Sandra Proudman The little brats I was babysitting sang, “Don’t step on a crack or you’ll break your mother’s back…” They weren’t avoiding the cracks on the sidewalk but stepping straight on them and I imagined their poor mom, Jess, aching and grabbing at her back every single time their terrible littl[...]

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#SpookyShowcase: This guy by Mary Lamphere

Welcome to the 9th annual #SpookyShowcase, a Halloween artist and author showcase. A full schedule of submissions can be found here so you don't miss a single entry for THESE DEADLY CURSES. Now, on to today's submission! This Guy by Mary Lamphere She couldn’t let it go. Let him go. Sure, he’d served his purpose. Quite nicely, indeed. Emily had selected well, her gift helping her to divine the perfect vessel. So why the nagging doubt?  This one had seemed different from the beginning; their ‘meet cute’ actually a cute meet. She’d been dr[...]

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#SpookyShowcase: The Curse of the Witch’s Daughter by Josh Davis

Welcome to the 9th annual #SpookyShowcase, a Halloween artist and author showcase. A full schedule of submissions can be found here so you don't miss a single entry for THESE DEADLY CURSES. Now, on to today's submission! THE CURSE OF THE WITCH’S DAUGHTER BY JOSH DAVIS Mom came home just after lunch with a car full of coffins. We were eagerly awaiting her return, me and Willa, my five year old sister. We sprinted out the door before she had a chance to turn off the engine. My dad followed, slower. “Can we see them? Can we see them?” we sho[...]

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#SpookyShowcase: soulmates by Jena Brown

Welcome to the 9th annual #SpookyShowcase, a Halloween artist and author showcase. A full schedule of submissions can be found here so you don't miss a single entry for THESE DEADLY CURSES. Now, on to today's submission! Soulmates by Jena Brown I wait in the alley, tucked in the shadows. My stomach roils as rotting vegetables and decomposing cardboard wrap me in their stench. But I stay, choking down the bile crawling up my throat, swallowing the nausea churning in my guts, eyes stinging with hope that you got my note and will come. The cubicle ne[...]

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#SpookyShowcase: Dorian by Annalise Sullivan

Welcome to the 9th annual #SpookyShowcase, a Halloween artist and author showcase. A full schedule of submissions can be found here so you don't miss a single entry for THESE DEADLY CURSES. Now, on to today's submission! DORIAN BY ANNALISE SULLIVAN Dorian by artist Annalise Sullivan About the Creator Annalise Sullivan is a Los Angeles based illustrator, author, and aspiring aesthete. Driven by a sympathetic curiosity towards the monstrous, she tells heartfelt stories about the dreadful in all of us. Her art is inspired by myth, magic, fashi[...]

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#SpookyShowcase: The Fall of the Tower of Babel by Andy Grieser

Welcome to the 9th annual #SpookyShowcase, a Halloween artist and author showcase. A full schedule of submissions can be found here so you don't miss a single entry for THESE DEADLY CURSES. Now, on to today's submission! The Fall of the Tower of Babel by Andy Grieser “I am,” he said after a swig of brown ale, “cursed.” She laughed politely, and he felt a twinge. The bar was nice. The woman in front of him was nicer. When she bent to retrieve a bottle from under the bar, he looked away. He would do worse to her tonight than staring. He[...]

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#SpookyShowcase: Talabaster by Zebib K. A.

Welcome to the 9th annual #SpookyShowcase, a Halloween artist and author showcase. A full schedule of submissions can be found here so you don't miss a single entry for THESE DEADLY CURSES. Now, on to today's submission! TALABASTER BY ZEBIB K. A. She was 7 years old when she first lashed out because of the curse, pushing Diane Cleaver down from the top of the red, green and blue jungle gym in the neighborhood park.  Tallie, short for Talabaster (a name devised by her mother, probably under the prickly, mind-altering influence of that same cur[...]

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#SpookyShowcase: The Blade of Briars by Cait Greer

Welcome to the 9th annual #SpookyShowcase, a Halloween artist and author showcase. A full schedule of submissions can be found here so you don't miss a single entry for THESE DEADLY CURSES. Now, on to today's submission! The Blade of Briars by Cait Greer “You don’t need a sword.” “I absolutely need a sword! Every good gay needs a sword!” Kensy ran her hand over the top of the glass display case, wishing it was actually the sword inside. “I mean, just look at it!” Alex sighed, knowing where this was going. “I am. It’s gorgeous,[...]