Character Development, For Kids, Historical Fiction, Magical Realism, Paranormal, Short Story, Writerly Tips

The Princess of the Dark – a short story #fairytale #horror

"Yes, the poor girl was the victim of a sinister plot for the throne and was queen for exactly nine days from July 10th to July 19th, 1553. She was accused of high treason and held in the tower of London. She was just 16, when she was beheaded on Tower Hill on February 12th, 1554. The queen was buried beneath the altar of the Tower’s Chapel Royal of St Peter ad Vincula, and her ghost can be seen roaming the grounds usually around the anniversary of her death. I can't enter into this quilting cottage Gemma. All who enter without her permission, find themselves in an early grave, same as she did."

Character Development, Mayan Folklore, Mythological Creature Archive, Paranormal, Writing prompt

Mythological Creature; The Alux, an ancient goblin of the Maya in the Yucatán Peninsula and Guatamala

Photo Credit: https://tinyurl.com/y6hnzhg8 ***Disclaimer*** Depending on which source you read, the pronunciation and plural spelling of this creature differ. It is also sometimes described as an inanimate object, a fairy, or a sprite.... a spirit or a goblin. The creature seemingly oscillates between being a protector and being a nuisance (or possibly worse.) Let's assume… Continue reading Mythological Creature; The Alux, an ancient goblin of the Maya in the Yucatán Peninsula and Guatamala

cyberpunk, Folkpunk, Historical Fiction, Magical Realism, Myth Punk, Paranormal, Punk, Short Story

Hemingway’s Fate- a Monkey’s Paw retelling

by W.W. Jacobs and A.R. Jung Photo Credit: https://tinyurl.com/yx9dzvuc The Monkey's Paw is a classic "three wishes" story, which doubles as a horror story and cautionary tale. It reminds us that fate rules people's lives, and that those who interfere with her, do so at their own risk. This widely read story is a favorite… Continue reading Hemingway’s Fate- a Monkey’s Paw retelling

Character Development, Cryptozoology, Cyber Pun, Folkpunk, Genre, Historical Fiction, Magical Realism, Myth Punk, Paranormal, Punk, Punk Rock, Short Story, Steampunk, Writerly Tips

The ‘Punk’ literary genres defined

As writers, it's increasingly important to decide at the beginning or before you finish up and polish your manuscript, what specific genre you're working in. It's important to give your work a marketing persona for pitching and platform building. While you write, if you find your work a bit different within the Speculative Fiction space....it might fit within one of these sub genres and derivatives of Cyperpunk.