Halloween

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

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What? You say it’s not Halloween yet? But it is. Halloween is in October and October is all about Halloween, so, basically, it’s Halloween all October ’round.

And I LOVE Halloween. It’s the one holiday where I don’t have to wonder ‘what happened in the bible again?’ or ‘what happened in Germany on this day so many years ago?’ And what’s even better: it’s not even really a holiday here in Germany. 31st October is actually Reformation Day (something to do with Martin Luther, I think).

That’s not to say that we don’t do Carnival stuff and costume thingys. I remember, when I was a kid, we would actually go from door to door getting candy. But we called that ‘Rummelpott,’ we did it on 31st December, and all the neighborhood kids did it together and we sang for the peeps. The costume theme wasn’t scary, either, so it really wasn’t the same thing and kids don’t do that anymore.

Some are celebrating Halloween here, too. I guess, they’re trying to establish a tradition here, but most older folks don’t catch on, so not everyone’s having candy for the kids. It’s a little embarrassing, our need to do as the cool kids do (meaning ‘merica).

For me as writer it’s a great thing, though. Halloween brings the scary to the virtual page. Last year, that meant my story A Lesson in Magic was published in the award winning anothology Wicked Things (you should totally get it and read it on All Hallow’s). This year, well, I couldn’t get out of my head to submit a story to an anthology, but a couple nights ago, I had a strange dream about werewolves and obstinate teenagers. And I thought, yeah, why not write that story for Halloween.

Well, I am writing this story and so my muse will, I’ll have it for you shortly before Halloween so you may indulge. It’ll be all free and hopefully scary. Let’s see if I can do that. I’d like to, you know, put up some more stuff of mine in the near future. Possibly poetry, but also a few short stories…getting back into the flow of things.

Well, I hope you have a scary October, lovelies. And HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

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Wicked Things: Lesbian Halloween Short Stories, edited by Astrid Ohletz and Jae (the Writer’s Edition)

wt-postcards Wicked Things is now available for kindle on amazon (com, de, co.uk, what have you). Do you know how excited I am about this? I am sooo excited about it. For those of you who don’t know – there’s a short story by moi in this anthology and it’s my first published work in English.

I have already read it and it’s a great anthology. I absolutely love the different takes on the topic of this holiday and the supernatural. The anthology contains stories about vampires, and ghosts and witches and hunters and what nots. If you want to know a little more about the stories, I wrote a ‘reader’s edition’ of this post here.

Now, as a writer, it has been an immense pleasure to work with the folks at Ylva Publishing, especialy Astrid Ohletz and Day Petersen. I know my story is better now because of these two lovelies. And I’m happy to be among so many talented and able and distinguished writers.

My own story is called A Lesson in Magic and it’s about two people meeting at a Halloween party. Erin is there under protest but when she meets Raymond, she’s suddenly intrigued – and confused. But confusion clears when Erin learns a little more about Raymond and his special charms…

I’m not gonna tell you more about it, you’ll have to read it. I wrote this story for the anthology. I’m fascinated by the supernatural and the themes and tropes of the genre. It was a good opportunity to try my hand at it and I think I’m going to delve into it a little more in the future.

So, if you love the ladies and some scary and some erotic and plenty of supernatural, you should really read this anthology. Also, if you like me, you should totally buy it – for you and all your friends. It’s for your own good, really.

Here’s the links – amazon.com, amazon.co.uk, amazon.de. I’m gonna add the links for the paperback and other ebooks in my short stories-section as soon as they’re available. I hope you’re gonna read Wicked Things. Drop me  a line if you have and whether you liked it. I very much hope that you do. Read on, lovelies.

First Things

I’m excited about the upcoming anthology from Ylva Publishing – Wicked Things. I’ve written a short story for it, and I like it. I hope you will like it, too.

This is the cover, and when you click on it you can read what it’s about and who has contributed to it. You should check out all those amazing writers – I’m so thrilled to be in such talented company.

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Hopefully, this is only the first of many published stories to come. I will keep you updated, as this is, of course, the reason why this site exists.

I can’t even say how much I love writing and how much it means to get published – and published in English, too. I just hope you like my story and that you will maybe drop me a note whether you did.

So, this is a beginning, first things, wicked things… I’m excited.

Later, lovelies.