Author Archives: helenvalentina

About helenvalentina

Like most people, I have a number of sides to me. The most interesting one probably emerges through my writing, hence this blog. I love to read, and also to write, and so this is a way to share both.

Waiting

They told her to wait. They were busy they said. She tried to protest that her brother was lost, was missing, and surely this must be important? Wait, they said, we will get to you all in good time. Hours … Continue reading

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Watch Out Behind You!

Watch out behind you! Little missy always with your head in a book. That’s what your parents always said, isn’t it? Take a moment to see the world around you. All the drama is out there, and some of it … Continue reading

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I See You

I see you My murderer My deathly love As you try to turn And walk away Deny this truth You’ve birthed In this silent, sudden death I see you My transgressor My once friend Now annihilator Are you surprised To … Continue reading

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Headache

One the third day of the headache he was beyond control. He’d had migraines all his life, and he knew what to do about them. He knew what days medication would work, and what ones he’d just have to lie … Continue reading

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Eternal Vigilance

Ever standing Eternal vigilance We progress Along this dark parade Ever loyal Not forgetting What our brothers Here have paid Born of honour Death defying Standing strong Against the looming tide We are fallen Damned for caring We are a … Continue reading

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Halloween Games by DC McGannon

So having discovered DC McGannon and C Michael McGannon via Kaos Obsidere (see my earlier review) I was keen to check out DC McGannon’s horror stories for young adults. For although I am far too old to be ever considered … Continue reading

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Amourex de la mort

You are in thrall to darkness Amourex de la mort Your skull but an entry A terrible door You yearn for submission To death’s ancient lore Your life is but forfeit Its worth you ignore You long for oblivion Its … Continue reading

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Book Review: Kaos Obsidere by DC McGannon and C Michael McGannon

Here’s a fantastic find for all horror aficionados!  This new collection of stories from a sublimely creepy, nightmarish, supernatural world is sure to delight. The McGannon’s have rich, inventive minds and a deft way with words, spinning visceral imagery and … Continue reading

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The Other Half

She always said she had another half. ‘The other half’ she called it. I thought it was an excuse or a conceit. Anything she did as a child that she shouldn’t do, she’d blame on the other half. As her … Continue reading

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The Doll

Lucy loved her little harlequin doll. Her grandmother gave her the doll on her fifth birthday, telling her it was an heirloom and very precious and she was finally old enough to take proper care of it. Lucy solemnly took … Continue reading

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