it waited for her…


It waited for her. Standing resolute in the moonlight, it had stood for a hundred years. Yet it waited just for her. Shadows passed across the moon, a cool breeze ruffled the leaves around it. Yet still it waited for her. Ancient tombs glowed in shimmery moonlight, row upon row of cold silent witnesses.

Excerpt: Don’t Look Back, Grace Willows


Doing?  Shivering.   It’s October there is a chill in the wind.   I feel restless.  I haven’t, in a long time, taken a walk at night.  I believe tonight is the night….

Now, for the important stuff,  <rubbing hands together>  where’s my flask?

Excuse me?



Image: Artist Skottie Young, Enhancements CGHUB Artist Aamirat found at

Inky’s Take: I am totally in love with this, because the girl my friends is the very likeness of my granddaughter.  Fearlessness and all…

Halloween Countdown Day 3

cityragflyMonsters come in all shapes and sizes, Some of them are things people are scared of. Some of them are things that look like things people used to be scared of a long time ago. Sometimes monsters are things people should be scared of, but they aren’t…

Source: Neil Gaiman, The Ocean at the End of the Lane

Photo: City Rag

Inky’s Thoughts: The above photo is of a vintage Halloween costume.  Impressive, rather frightening, and goosebumpingly creepy.  I found the photo at City Rag among their vintage photo collection of past Halloween costumes.  I can honestly say that many of the photos have a nightmarish quality, evoking uncomfortable squirming, and furtive glances to the darkness beyond the open window, and behind me in the room.  The only illumination the weak light of the monitor.

It wouldn’t be so bad, if the cat didn’t stare unflinchingly out the window, ears straight and taunt in the quiet.  I’m listening but all I hear is the steady drip of drizzling rain, the low howl of the neighbor’s dog across the meadow, and the deep breaths of the cat.  Hmmm lights, I need lights…

I’ll be right back…