The snow around here is starting to thaw and give way to the vernal pools. Tiny buds emerge from the once dormant trees. Early spring flowers blossom, showing the world the majestic beauty of their long winter held secrets. Spring is here. While nature emerges from the dormancy of winter, people fall into the grasp of predatory microbes. Yes, those microbes that make their way into your body and attack the first line of defense, only to get you to succumb to their will. Now, I’m getting ahead of myself and stepping into the realm of the macabre.
You’ve been cooped up most of the winter and sometimes those gloomy days just didn’t stop. No worries. I found some delicious outlets for the weird and the strange. It’s okay to admit it — your thoughts went to some pretty dark places. Were there monsters in the fireplace? Did a brain-sucking human sized leech slink into your bathtub when you weren’t looking? How about you sipping too much hot chocolate and it resulted in the voices in your head?
Craft those thoughts into some compelling short stories because there are 5 paying markets that want your story today! Click on the link and check them out.
1. Nightmare: Horror and Dark Fantasy – They are OPEN to general submissions. Paying.
2. Weirdbook Magazine – They have ongoing submissions. Paying.
3. Pseudopod: The Sound of Horror. Paying.
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5. The Deep, Dark Woods. Paying.
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Meli Halstead is a kickass intuitive teacher who helps writers get their stories written using a variety of oracles. She has held several workshops to help writers get their thoughts into book form. Her goal for the 2014 – 2015 year is to help 1300 writers write their book. She has written and published several short stories in her life time. She also gives a voice to those who are trapped in the cruel world of human trafficking. She blogs regularly at www.writersoracle.com.