Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Use Different Monsters? Um, I HAVE!

For those who say use "different monsters" in your horror fiction, please note that I've already used the following:

- a sentient sludge (in "From Within the Earth", originally published in MicroHorror, November 1, 2010)
- the alpe (in "Vengeance of the Alpe", originally published in Hungur, Issue 11, All Souls' Night 2010, and also published in the April 2012 issue of Night to Dawn)
- a redcap (in "The Redcap of Glamtallon", originally published in Cover of Darkness, Issue 14, March 2013 )
- vampiric shadow beings (in "Those from the Shadows", originally published in Bete Noire, Issue #14, February 2014)

And that's just in my prose fiction! My dark poetry contains a veritable host of "different" monsters, too numerous to list in their entirety here. Some of the various monsters I've used in my dark poems include:

- a brain-eating demonic serpent ("Serpent of Storms", originally published in The Monsters Next Door, Issue 6, March 2009)
- the sluagh ("The Dark Host", originally published in Bewildering Stories, Issue 277, February 10, 2008)
- vampiric UFOs/alien entities ("Chupa-Chupas", originally published in Hungur, Issue 7, All Souls' Night 2008)
- Tom-Tit-Tot ("At the Wheel", originally published in Illumen, Spring 2010)
- a weretiger ("Weretiger", originally published in Night to Dawn, Issue 23, April 2013)

Plus, I often draw creative inspiration from the darker side of fairy lore.

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