“Seeking Wisdom to Stardust” by Nicole Heinz

Out of all the stars

and all the galaxies

One planet brights a beacon

Blood-red from killing

but on the surface

all is blue from living Read more ““Seeking Wisdom to Stardust” by Nicole Heinz”

“Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.” Edgar Allan Poe

“They Danced to the Song of Madness” by Tina McFarlane

They danced to the song of madness
Of enchantments and worms
All in swirls of devilish turn

The music was broken
It fed them just enough
To keep them from starving Read more ““They Danced to the Song of Madness” by Tina McFarlane”

As a writer, I have a dual nature, and love both the light and the dark. They each bring out a different side of me. Writing gives me the chance to explore both.

Here, in this special place, you will find my darkness.

“My Monsters” by Tina McFarlane

To give birth to these words
Dripping new
And malleable

Take them and piece them together
A stitch here
A stitch there
A piecemeal mess Read more ““My Monsters” by Tina McFarlane”

As a writer, I have a dual nature, and love both the light and the dark. They each bring out a different side of me. Writing gives me the chance to explore both.

Here, in this special place, you will find my darkness.

“Hollow” by Tina McFarlane

 

As your words
when you say I love you
Your lips taste
of bitter fruit

They sing the songs
of vultures and crows
who caw and yell
as they pick at the carcass
of what was Read more ““Hollow” by Tina McFarlane”

As a writer, I have a dual nature, and love both the light and the dark. They each bring out a different side of me. Writing gives me the chance to explore both.

Here, in this special place, you will find my darkness.

“Falling Star” by Kevin Holton

 

Vines wind in a ladder to the sky,

Clinging to the temple trunk.

 

Deep in her bough, Claire pays homage,

Revering the kind silence of a full moon

 

Hanging so large in the sky

None could dare mock it. Read more ““Falling Star” by Kevin Holton”

Kevin Holton is a cyborg and coffee addict from coastal New Jersey, who is usually found writing horror and sci-fi.

He’s the author of three upcoming novels: The Nightmare King (Siren’s Call Publications); At the Hands of Madness (Severed Press); and These Walls Don’t Talk, They Scream (HellBound Books). He also co-wrote the short film Human Report 85616.

His short work has been published with The Literary Hatchet, Deadman’s Tome, Sci-Phi Journal, Radiant Crown Publishing, Mighty Quill Books, The Mad Scientist Journal, and numerous others. He also dabbled in poetry, screenwriting, and audiobook narration.

You can find more of his work at his website, www.KevinHolton.com, or his Patreon, at www.patreon.com/TheHoltoning.