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Marsha’s Morbid Museum Of Macabre – coming soon from Sea Caummisar

Published May 5, 2020 by Shadow Girl

From The Dark Mind Of Sea Caummisar – 

‘Marsha’s Morbid Museum Of Macabre’

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Release Date August 14, 2020 – Preorder Now

Warning: This isn’t a very bloody book, however there are a couple scenes that deal with animals. If you have any sort of animal sensitivity…. this might not be the book for you. You’ve been warned!

Marsha’s fascination with displaying corpses in her home started in an innocent fashion.

Now, bored with her wealth, she has found that she enjoys fusing human bodies and animals together.

When her loyal maid, Sylvia, stumbles upon her secret, how will she react?

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How do you imagine Mila?

People who have hired help surrounding them eventually begin to not think of them – at all. They are merely a tool, an object in the background – not a human being, not a friend, and most definitely not something to be worried about.
This is how Sylvia is seen by her whiny, and overly demanding boss. She is disrespected by Marsha daily, yet dismissed as nothing to be concerned about. Not even when Sylvia is tasked to take care of the east wing, and Marsha’s special collection.

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Beauty is in the eye of the creator.

Eventually Sylvia begins to believe that with her knowledge she has the upper hand, and the power struggle begins!
Who will emerge the victor, the boss, the HBIC (Head Bitch In Charge)? Well, the title isn’t ‘Sylvia’s Sinister Salon of Sin’, is it?

Don’t miss the other items on display in the museum… Preorder your copy today!

You can connect with Sea Caummisar, and stalk the author’s pages  – at your own risk – on Facebook, Goodreads, Twitter, and email.

‘Forbidden Library’ – by JoeDiamondD

Published October 3, 2016 by Shadow Girl

In honor of Banned Books Week I’d like to share the artwork of JoeDiamondD.
You can view ‘Forbidden Library’, and more artwork by JoeDiamondD on DeviantArt.com.

DANNY BOY by Tonia Brown

Published July 8, 2014 by Shadow Girl

DANNY BOY is a short story written by TONIA BROWN, for
Dark Valentine | Issue 4 | Spring 2011

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Daniel Brewster tries not to panic as he paces around the corpse of the old woman. He could hear Mike’s voice in his mind… “Get the job done, Danny-Boy! What’s done is done.” His brother’s voice doesn’t help to calm him down, though.
With his brother is in jail, and his mamma – who resembles this old woman in a remarkable way, off in the home where Mike sent her five years ago, Danny is lonely.
At home, he sorts through the meager haul that he lifted from the old woman. He’d even removed the ring from her slowly cooling finger.
Thirty bucks. Thirty measly dollars, and a few trinkets that couldn’t be worth much of anything. The ring he took off of the old woman’s finger, though… THAT was pretty snazzy.
Was it worth her life?
Danny is feeling woozy. He forgot to eat, and his body was chanting ‘pay the price, pay the price…’ Mike said that big guys like him needed to watch their sugar. Mike said that low blood sugar would make him feel really bad.
As he reaches out to grab an apple, his hand brushes across something else, something that’s definitely NOT an apple!
He touches …wth?! The old woman’s face?!
That’s not possible!
She’s dead! I killed her!
Danny Boy cries, and cries, and cries. He misses his brother, and wants him to come home – he’d get that old woman to leave!

When Danny answers the ringing phone the next morning, he’s relieved, and surprised, to hear Mike’s voice on the other end. Mike has a big surprise for his baby brother!

Danny Boy lowers the phone in his hand, and slowly turns to look down the hallway – and at the bloody footprints .

The links for this issue, the ones that I’ve had for ages, just decided to NOT work anymore. They were working a week ago, but… Not anymore. ::sigh::
You can see all the info about this issue HERE, but the download link on that page is also broken.
E-mail Katherine Tomlinson for magazine information, or connect via Facebook

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Twitter – @ToniaBrown1

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ABOUT DARK VALENTINE ~
Dark Valentine is a quarterly journal devoted entirely to dark fiction, which we define as any story in any genre that is disturbing, provocative, haunting, scary, dangerous, or any combination of those things.
Think of classic stories like “The Mummy’s Paw,” “The Open Window,” “The Tell-Tale Heart,” and “The Lady or the Tiger?” Think of Jack London’s “To Build a Fire,” William Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily,” Harlan Ellison’ “I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream,” J.D. Salinger’s “A Perfect Day for Bananafish,” and Tanith Lee’s “Because Our Skins are Finer.”
The world is a dangerous place, as full of shadows and moonlight as it is sun and blue sky. We want the stories that come from the dark places—words that sear and scar and bewitch and bedazzle. Words that are as dangerous to hear as they are to tell.
Tell us a story.

Visit the noted sites to view more art by Larry Nadolsky

Visit the noted sites to view more art by Larry Nadolsky

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Published May 10, 2014 by Shadow Girl
Awesome gift from author Adrian Baldwin!

Awesome gift from author Adrian Baldwin!

From Russia With Love: Staggering Illustrations by Vadi Tkachev

Published March 25, 2014 by Shadow Girl

Not my usual kind of post, I know.
But, these Creative Chaos paintings, done by Vadi Tkachev, kick a little ass! They’re created using acrylic, ink, spray paint, & markers.
Original post by Igor Ovsyannykov
If you’d like to see more of these, click HERE to view the original From Russia With Love: Staggering Illustrations by Vadi Tkachev post.
Vadi Tkachev is an artist, designer, and illustrator from Moscow.


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Pixar Artist Turned 25 Classic R-Rated Movies Into Kid-Friendly Drawings By Josh Kurp

Published February 17, 2014 by Shadow Girl

You can see all of the drawings HERE, but here are some of my favorites

Hit the link above to see them all, there’s Jaws, Pulp Fiction, Fight Club, Alien, and many more! I think these are so great!!

Edward Gorey & The Gashlycrumb Tinies

Published August 13, 2013 by Shadow Girl

Part Tim Burton long before there was Burton, part Edgar Allan Poe long after Poe, this ‘children’s book for adults’ is my new favorite thing!

The Gashlycrumb Tinies: A Very Gorey Alphabet Book was published in 1963, and is just one of more than 40 books that Gorey published in his lifetime. Meaning… I have some catching up to do! His work, which spans over six decades, is collected in four excellent volumes entitled Amphigorey — I, II, III, IV — a play on the word amphigory, meaning a nonsense verse or composition.

I cannot express how awesome I think these are! My next sewing project will be a quilt of his illustrations, maybe with a throw pillow, or two, of my favorites! The following are illustrations from A Very Gorey Alphabet Book.

 

Along with writing and illustrating his own work, Gorey would occasionally illustrate existing literature, like classic fairy tales, H. G. Wells’s War of the Worlds, and T. S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats. But Gorey, unbeknownst to many, also designed dozens of book covers, including a number for some of literary history’s greatest classics during the paperback revolution, primarily while working at the Doubleday art department between 1953 and 1960.
The amount of cool information I found, while Googling Gorey and his work, was endless! There is way too much for me to share here, but if you’re as interested as I am, you can start your search here – http://www.edwardgoreyhouse.org – or just do a random Google Image search to see what you’ll find!!
Many thanks to my friend Ora Crawford, for introducing me to the wonderful world of Edward Gorey & The Gashlycrumb Tinies!

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