It seems like just yesterday Bridget lost a digit in Limerick Alley, and now here comes more bad news. Sorry about this folks, but when Friday the 13th meets Poetry Friday, I am left with no choice. My inner child turns into a little freak that runs through the house with scissors.
With love, from Sinclaire
Sinclaire lived a life of extremes—
this nightmarish girl of my dreams.
She swore without doubt,
“love you inside and out,”
as she ripped me apart at the seams.
© 2013 Michelle Heidenrich Barnes. All rights reserved.
Secret confession here: I really don't like horror all that much. I've never picked up a Stephen King novel in my life, and I'm a complete wuss when it comes to scary movies. And yet, as a children's writer, I enjoy the shock factor of writing in this genre occasionally. So what's with that?
If you, too, share a fascination for children's horror, you should check out Underneath the Juniper Tree. This free online magazine is the love child of Bree Ogden (Managing Editor) and Rebekah Joy Plett (Art Director), and specializes in supporting new artists and writers in children's horror. They "aim to promote the most creatively fantastical and darkly neurotic literature that has been much loved over the centuries and will be loved for centuries to come." I am pleased as frothy punch that Return to Sender will be included in Underneath the Juniper Tree's forthcoming Halloween issue.
For more dangerous fun, check out Teach Mentor Texts, where Jen is collecting specimens for today's Poetry Friday roundup. Mwah-hah-hah!