VI. Horror Haikuesday David Bailey

Published July 27, 2016 by Shadow Girl

Hell yeah! It’s #horrorhaikuesday

Horror Made

Hello again my friend:-)

Today is the last of the set of poems from our featured poet of the month,David Bradley Bailey (@Dbfuturist42) author ofSutures and Sepultures Vol. 1.

VII.

I am seduced by
The cold of water thirty
Stories below.

-written by David Bradley Bailey

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Next is a collection of 3haiku from Haiku of Horror that caught my attention and fascination, based on Season of the Witch.
*EDIT* (Thank you for correcting my error in calling it Halloween:Season of the Witch, Edward!)

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ZAC’S HAUNTED HOUSE – A Visual Novel by Dennis Cooper

Published July 27, 2016 by Shadow Girl

CINEMATIC LITERATURE

Dennis Cooper has broken the cool people’s internet with Zac’s Haunted House.
It’s part of a “cycle-in-progress of novels” inspired by visual artist Zac Farley.

#ZHH DESCRIPTION

Dennis Cooper’s tenth novel, [#ZHH], bears all of the earmarks of his legendary and controversial work – intricate formal & stylistic play, disturbing content, an exploration of the borderline between fantasy and reality, concern for the emotions and dilemmas of youth, etc. – but it is both something unique in his body of writing and possibly something of a world’s first in the novel genre itself.

Instead of gathering materials from language, sentences, and the developmental character and narrative possibilities allowed and restricted by written fiction, Cooper has turned his characteristic inventiveness on the animated gif, employing gifs’ tightly wound, looping visual possibilities, nervous rhythms, tiny storylines, and their status as dismembered, twitching eye candy to compose a short novel of unexpected complexity, strangeness, poetry and comedy.

“Zac’s Haunted House” is as fun and eerie to explore as its namesake attraction, and, the more closely one searches and decodes its carefully detailed sequences and construction, a deep and fraught fiction puzzle.

AVAILABLE NOW as a FREE DOWNLOAD or to VIEW ONLINE

 

 

~ Have even more fun with Coop & The Gang ~

DENNIS COOPER / The Official Online ResourceFACEBOOKKIDDIEPUNK /

KIDDIEPUNK on FACEBOOK / @kiddiepunk

“ZAC’S CONTROL PANEL” is now available as well – and it’s #free
Visit HERE to check out all viewing options for #ZCP

LIKE CATTLE TOWARDS GLOW – a film by Dennis Cooper & Zac Farley
Watch the teaser trailer on Vimeo HERE.

TEENAGE HALLUCINATION: A Tumblr for fans of Dennis Cooper

 

OFFLINE by Kealan Patrick Burke

Published July 16, 2016 by Shadow Girl

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed this #ss by Kealan Patrick Burke!
It was a quick read, but there is a lot of suspense, and cat-fishing going on in the 42 pages of Offline. It’s written in a style that resembles social media posts, and an online chat log. Offline mightAlternate OFFLINE Cover sound like an idea that’s been done before, but I didn’t see what was coming until it smacked me in the face!
Will I be reading more from this author?
Well… I searched my Kindle library for Kelan Patrick Burke and found that I already own Dead Leaves: 8 Tales from the Witching Season, book one of The Turtle Boy series, and a very recent download of The Novellas. Sour Candy has been haunting my TBR list for a minute – (I know because that red cover grabs my attention every time I peruse my unending TBR list!) – so I scooped that up, too. (I’m @ 41% btw). I still want to grab Kin, (I know! I’m shocked that I don’t already have it, too!), and Secret Faces.  Oooooo… I just saw KPB’s Theater Macabre – I need that, too😉

I have made peace with the fact that I will die with an unfinished TBR list.
#DontJudgeMe

♥ Peace, Love, and Necrophilia ♥
   ~sg

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Cornered: 14 Stories of Bullying and Defiance

Published July 13, 2016 by Shadow Girl

 ‘It does not necessarily take a fist to create a punch in the gut.’

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‘This fourteen-story YA fiction anthology delves into the experience of being bullied—socially, emotionally, physically, psychologically, and sexually. The school hallways, walks home, and house walls are no longer the boundaries for intimidation and harassment. With the rapid-fire response time of social media and smartphones, bullying has lost all limits, and the lines among truth, lies, and real accountability have become blurred.’

Cornered includes works from

Rhoda Belleza, Kirsten Miller, Mayra Lazara Dole, Matthue Roth, Sheba Karim, Kate Ellison, Jennifer Brown,Brendan Halpin, Jamie Adoff, Elizabeth Miles, David Yoo, James Lecesne, Josh Berk, Lish McBride, Zetta Elliott

I originally had this shelved on Goodreads as ‘ya-general’, but I had to add it to my ‘ya-horror’ shelf as well. ‘Cornered’ is pretty far out of my genre comfort zone, but it horrified me on a different level.

I’ve read a lot of (IMHO) outstanding fictional books about bullying –
THE 8th by Matt Shaw, JEREMY by Matt Hickman, MY BEAUTIFUL SUICIDE by Atty Eve,  RAGE by Stephen King, and most recently RAGE by Kimberly A. Bettes. (just to name a few). I think ‘Cornered’ hurt a little deeper because the stories lacked the gratifyingly bloody revenge from the victim(s).

I have the outline prepared, so BOLO for full review & author info. 

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I came across an article I posted in 2013 when I searched for keyword word ‘bully’, and I want to share it again now. Please check it out when you have the time.

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The Lonely Psychopath: A New Psychological Horror from Matt Shaw

Published June 22, 2016 by Shadow Girl

The Lonely Psychopath: A Psychological Horror by Matt Shaw

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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This story was everything I hoped for, and more.

I’ve always empathized with a certain British serial killer, (view spoiler), feeling more pity than hostility for him, and his actions. It feels like The Lonely Psychopath: A Psychological Horror was written by him, and it shredded me.

The main character’s first interaction with a homeless man almost had me in tears – for both the homeless man (for what he’s just gone through), AND for the main character -Dennis. It shows what a kind heart Dennis really does have, and it helps express just how sad and lonely he is.

This is not a ‘diary of a serial killer’ book, or a killer’s log book, so don’t pick it up if that’s what you’re in the mood for right now. (Try Don’t Read or Diary of a Dead Man: The final thoughts of Ed Boothe).
The Lonely Psychopath: A Psychological Horror is the emotional journey of a sad and misunderstood man.

Trying to make it through his existence is a daily struggle for Dennis, until a very random encounter with a homeless man. This new bromance could very well be the first thing to ever make Dennis truely happy.

One thing is for sure… it is going to change his life forever.

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Blister Available NOW!

Published June 22, 2016 by Shadow Girl

I just grabbed Jeff Strand’s new novel BLISTER!
(I”m so excited!)

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The day has arrived! The Kindle edition of my novel Blister is finally available!

You can get it right HERE.

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Keith: A Story of Friendship and Violence by Andrew Lennon

Published June 11, 2016 by Shadow Girl

I am Jack’s prefrontal cortex.
I am Jack’s psychosis.

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Keith: A Story of Friendship and Violence

by Andrew Lennon

Shadow Girl’s Rating – 5/5 Stars

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We all have ‘those‘ days.
You know what I mean… those terrible days when you’ve fallen into a vortex of suck, and every. single. person. you encounter makes you want to stab them in the neck with a fork.
Daydreams of murder & mayhem consume us; we mentally debate various body disposal methods, and map out dump sites with a smile on our face while being talked down to by various people with superiority complexes.
Wait, what? You don’t?
Oh, well… me either.
I was talking about someone else.
I was referring to my buddy ‘SWIM’, not me.

John is having these days more often than not, and they’re not just at work anymore. He is starting to become a very dark, and angry person.
He gets lost in his thoughts as a means of escape, and his imagination is growing darker, and more dangerous each day – until he meets Keith.
His unexpected new friend shows him that his life doesn’t have to be boring, or degrading. Life can actually be fun! He can go to new places, do exciting things, meet interesting people…
For the first time in his life, John begins to enjoy himself, and he is finally actually happy.
However, he soon realizes that Keith is not as he appears. John jumped into this bromance with both feet, and he might have jumped in way too fast.
Keith has a [Tyler] ‘Durden-esque’ dark side; he is dangerous. He is rapidly getting out of control, and he is taking John along for the ride – whether he wants to go or not.

* Bonus points for the Throw a Punch Easter Egg on p25!

The Bloody Book Blogger gives ‘KEITH’ a glowing 5/5 rating  ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ 

“I am Jack’s complete lack of surprise.”
     
~ Peace, Love & Necrophilia Shadow Girl

 

 

Keith: A Story of Friendship and Violence on Amazon

Keith: A Story of Friendship and Violence on Goodreads

Andrew Lennon on Amazon

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Andrew Lennon‘s Official Webpage

Andrew Lennon‘s website LENNON’S LAIR

Andrew Lennon on Facebook and on Twitter / @andylennon1984

Andrew Lennon on DCP

 

 

 

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