October Submission Blitz – Demonic Dolls and Dummies

October 6, 2013 at 3:06 am (horror, writing) (, , , , , , , )

So “Better” got the thumbs up from the hubby, therefore I sent it on its way. It’s a pro-rate venue that is already mostly filled with better-known names, so my chances are exceedingly slim (although, my chances certainly are better if I do submit than if I don’t.) Sci-fi is not my usual thing either, so I think that means acceptance will be even less likely, but that won’t stop me from trying.

Speaking of slim chances, finding a home for “On the Tip of her Tongue” is proving to be a challenge. It’s weirder than my typical fare and quite vulgar too, so I wasn’t surprised when Drabblecast came back with a quick rejection. I’ll put it back on the “to be submitted” pile. Maybe I’ll find a place it’ll fit someday.

Today’s trope is demonic dolls and dummy. I think the most recognizable of these is Chucky, although they are popular in horror short stories in general. Dolls can be creepy, even when they aren’t possessed by the supernatural. My daughter made me shelve a china doll that was given to her as a gift because it creeped her out. I guess it was just the way it would stare with its beady little eyes and its leering stony smile.

Back to “Laying on Hands” and more submissions tomorrow.

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