GBM welcomed many new writers and one of them if Stabby Unicorn. She has now a Friday Weekly Column and invites you to write to her every week!
As a horror lover, I want to write a horror of my own. Do you have any advice for tropes to avoid or how to make my work stand out from everyone else?
Continue reading “Dear Stabby and Originality in Horror”
Returning from a break I decided to come back to my roots with serial killer obsessions. What do they think and how do they proceed is what this article is all about.
*** Note: the article is about serial killers with psychopathy tendencies.
Honestly, what do each one of us serve in society? Are we like the hardworking bees, all assigned duties or work assignments to make the hive grow, survive.
It’s hard to believe that we serve an integral part of society with our mundane day-to-day interactions, but we do.
Continue reading “The Social Function Of Serial Killers”
Acrophobia is the irrational fear of heights. It creates a motion of discomfort that can lead to high levels of anxiety.
Too High For Me
Who’s afraid of heights? Well, your not alone. About 5% population has an irrational fear of heights. Such as climbing ladders, attending meetings on high floors, flying, bridges, or even standing on a steep hill.
It’s one of the natural environment phobias. It includes fear of thunder and lightning (astraphobia) or water (aquaphobia.) People with acrophobia often avoid situations where they will be exposed to heights. However, this is not always possible.
Continue reading “Phobia Week We Have Acrophobia”
Just keep swimming! So many tales and movies take place underwater. Some pleasurable, some suspenseful and there’s James.
Sleep With The Fishes
Alright, Biters, the Gothic Bite Magazine, is doing a phobia week. So, I have a bit of an odd one for you. It’s called ichthyophobia, and it is the fear of fish.
For as long as I can remember, I have had a crippling fear of just about anything, which called the water home. Although I’m a good sport about it, this has led to endless jokes and teasing from friends and family alike.
Continue reading “Phobia Week Keeps Going With Ichthyophobia”
It starts from the idea of being in a confined place such as a grave by mistake. It’s a fear of premature death.
Six Feet Deep
For as long as I can remember, I have had a deep fear of being buried alive. More specifically, I was worried that the people around me would find me in the form of suspended animation. Resulting in not being able to tell that I was really alive, and they would think I was dead and bury me.
And then I would come to in a dark coffin with little oxygen and not being able to move. I would terrorize myself with this thought while trying to go to sleep at night. Why would I do that? Well, I have always been fascinated by the macabre, even when it scares the hell out of me.
Continue reading “Phobia Week Taphophobia”
Phobias are irrational, but some can come from a real place and has an origin story. Mine causes me night terrors and follows me.
First Stop Denying
At first, I was going to bring to light my clourophobia, which is the fear of clowns. But Kendra and Ed kindly removed with the re-adaptation of the movie IT. With that in mind, I decided to bring light to a phobia that most people don’t talk about because it’s scarce.
Often this phobia is either an afterthought to a person or something that passes. In my case, it terrorizes me since my childhood. If I am, to be honest here, the only positive I ever had in my life was my grandpa.
Continue reading “Phobia Week Continues With Dementophobia”
“Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.” — Yoda, Star Wars
What Is Your Greatest Fear?
When Alexa first asked what I thought about doing a theme of phobias among the writers of GBM, I admit for a moment I paused. To explain what scares us each the most is not only different for each of us, but it is also intimate and personal.
However, each and every one of us has a fear. We may hold it close to our hearts but it is always there, lurking in the shadows or sometimes it is brazenly in the light. It can appear to us when our eyes are closed tight, or when we are wide eyed and quite aware.
Continue reading “Phobia Week Today Is Monatophobia”
Piano Lessons Can Be Murder! Readers Beware, we are back for another scare. After a short break here we are with the next in line for my Goosebumps series.
Original 1993 Summary
Practice til you drop…dead
When Jerry finds a dusty old piano in the attic of his new house, his parents offer to pay for lessons. At first, taking piano seems like a cool idea. But there’s something creepy about Jerry’s piano teacher, Dr. Shreek. Something really creepy.
Continue reading “GOOSEBUMPS”
The summary of the story itself is quite disturbing and worthy of a Stephen King hit! Back then, I am quite sure that the story scared many people. The Sandman was not what we know him to be now. Continue reading The Sandman
Death is a delicate subject for many. It is not a word we like to use or talk about. Sometimes it causes trauma, brings the worst in people and causes sadness…
but what if I told you L.A. Maciel, our new writer, has another view on death? Continue reading Death Anxiety or Positivity