Dark Arts


The Witch of Plum Hollow

As we come upon another session of Camp NaNoWriMo, I can't help but look back on all the projects I've worked on during these spring & summer writing retreats. My story ideas can come from anywhere. Strange snippets of conversation, weird news articles I read online, not to mention local places and faces that inspire. So, during my first attempt at writing a novel-in-a-month, I searched around for images to inspire one of my favorite places to set a story: the Creepy Small Town. Enter Ontario Abandoned Places, an online database of user-submitted photos o[...]


For the Love of ZomBea’s Boutique: A Sneaky Little Preview (Part 1 of 2)

A while back, I happened to see this little beauty on Twitter and it made my graceless heart skip a beat. So I went to the original poster's twitter page and BAM! There was Bea. And I was hooked. As a lover of all things handmade, I had to check out this Etsy shop for myself.              And it was glorious.  It's called ZomBea's Boutique and it is run by Bea, from a magical place called Wells! Instantly obsessed, and in despearate need to know more about Bea, and Bea's Etsy shop, and Bea's mad sk[...]


A New TV Horror Series: CONSTANTINE

I will admit something here that I rarely say aloud because I'd get rotten tomatoes thrown at me, or cursed as I walked down the street. Here it goes--please don't judge me--I do not like British shows. I know, I know. You all love watching Dr. Who, Sherlock, The Game of Thrones, EastEnders, and Downton Abbey. I just cannot get into these shows. It might just be that I don't enjoy having to pay too close attention to decipher what the characters are saying with thick accents. I'm not sure what it is, but I have found a show with a Brit as a main character. And[...]