October 2011 Blog Chain: Somethings Dark and Dangerous This Way Come

Tweet of the Day: A Trip to the Moon


October is just around the corner and as the nights get longer in the Northern Hemisphere, the dark gets deeper and our thoughts wonder to places at the edge of our nightmares. While I’m not a fan of horror, I do like a good mystery and I love to stare at the darkness. And nobody painted the bleeding edge of reality as Lovecraft and his companions. So I decided to to join another of the Absolute Write forums Blog Chains.

Instructions below


This month’s prompt: Some Things Dark and Dangerous

Choose a word from this list of Lovecraftian words or this list of obscure words (or one from both if you’re feeling ambitious). Use your chosen word(s) to craft your post. It doesn’t have to be Lovecraftian or even horror, but it should be dark, or unsettling, or scary, or Halloweenish in general.

Simply post in this thread to join. Each post should be less than 1000 words if possible. Read and comment on other participants’ posts if you possibly can–they’ll be doing the same for you!

I’ll let you know in this thread when it’s your turn.
Once your turn comes up, you have two days to complete your post. When you are finished, please post a link to your post on the thread so I can let the next person in line know that their turn is up. If you signed up but find yourself unable to participate or need to be moved around in the schedule, please PM me or post in the thread. If you fail to post on your blog and on the thread within two days, I’ll bump you down to the end of the line on the third day; you’ll get a second chance at the end of the month.

Please include a list of all participants’ blogs in your blog post, and keep in mind we’re not starting until the second Thursday of the month to give people time to sign up.


Oh and Pottermore should open to the public on 1 October! I hope the servers don’t crash 3.7 seconds after they start.


2 comments on “October 2011 Blog Chain: Somethings Dark and Dangerous This Way Come

  1. I’m one of the million early beta testers that got into Pottermore early, and let’s just say it’s not open to the entire public yet, but the numbers of people trying to access it at any given time makes getting on the site reminiscent of trying to get on America Online via dial-up.


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