Category Archives: Monsters

Focus and Horror

Focus is an important aspect of creating horror. Too often a movie will tip its hand early, showing the monster full-on in total focus before the film’s climax. Better to keep the creature only half-glimpsed, in the background, blurry and … Continue reading

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Publishing Update – Painted Hounds

I have a new short story out in 18th Wall’s Those Who Live Long Forgotten anthology. It follows Scylla and Charybdis trying to figure out a new life after being re-born in softer human bodies in a modern-day city. Check … Continue reading

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The Amphisbaena Serpent

cross posted from the CU Women’s Resource Center Blog A two-headed serpent, with one head at the end of it’s tail, born from the blood of Medusa after she was slain, part of the tradition of monster blood begetting more … Continue reading

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Hel

Cross-posted from the CU Women’s Resource Center Blog “Eljudnir [Rain-damp] is the name of her hall, Hunger her plate, Starving her knife, Ganglati her serving boy, Ganglöt her serving woman, Stumbling-Block the threshold that leads in, Kör [Sick-bed] her bed, … Continue reading

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Skadi

cross-posted from the CU Women’s Resource Center’s blog   Not a monster of the tooth and claw variety, the Norse goddess Skaði nonetheless can be counted among the monstrous. Skadi is the goddess associated with skiing, snowshoeing, winter, frost, and … Continue reading

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Scylla and Charybdis

cross-posted from CU Women’s Resource Center’s Blog I’m starting off this series with two of my personal favorites (even though most monster ladies are my favorites, who am I kidding?): Scylla and Charybdis. Ancient Greek monsters, they appear in Homer’s … Continue reading

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Monstrous Women

cross-posted from CU Women’s Resource Center’s Blog   Who doesn’t secretly love monsters? Beautiful things with teeth and tongues and far too many eyes. Skulking about dark caves, decrepit buildings with roots and vines consuming mortar and steel, islands that … Continue reading

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