Pills They make them look so pretty Brightly coloured like candy Anyone who has taken antibiotics Knows this is a baldfaced cheat They do not taste like jellybeans They do make a nifty rattle though Like a lame ass maraca If you are stuck for accompaniment They tell lies Like it'll be quieter Or you'll... Continue Reading →


I'm pretty sure that I'm fundamentally broken. It's the only real reason I can even think of to explain why I'm so impossible to love. Why it's so difficult to find the same respect in speaking to me as others receive. Maybe I expect too much, and that's why. Or maybe I'm too thin now. Or... Continue Reading →

How it feels: Fingers clawed Quasimodo reborn Who needs a spoon when the Tremors stir the tea in my cup? You could consider it a silver lining Every nerve is on fire It burns like napalm frostbite Even through sweat slick palms Pharmaceuticals be damned I fucking hate taking them. Stabbing myself in the eye... Continue Reading →

Women in Horror Month 2016 – Featured Author: Melanie McCurdie @MelanieMcCurdie #WiHM7

Thank you Nina for this wonderful article ❤️ #WiHM7

Spreading the Writer's Word

Melanie McCurdie


I am a Canadian based writer who resides in Calgary, Alberta and blessed with two challenging boys. A Warrior Mom of Sam, aged 13 and DaveyB, aged 9, wife, administrator with The Twisted Path Group, writer with Visionary Press Collaborative, supporter of Independant Film and Publications, and a horror junkie with a taste for words, and bloodsauce.

I am proud to be in The Burbs, a radio serial by Liane Moonraven as the friendly, coffee loving Maria Sanchez. Listen on Spreaker Thursdays at 10 pm EST.

I can also be seen in the slasher film The Orphan Killer 2, Bound x Blood written and directed by Matt Farnsworth, available to rent on Vimeo VOD.

You can find Melanie and her work in the following places:

Author Page on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Melanie-McCurdie/e/B016C68GYC
Website: http://melaniemccurdie.wix.com/slayfulstories
Personal Blog: https://malevolantmajesty.wordpress.com/
The Twisted Path Website: http://thetwistedpathgroup.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/proseinbloodsauce/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/melaniemccurdie
Google+: http://google.com/+MelanieMcCurdieslayfulstories
LinkedIn: https://ca.linkedin.com/in/melanie-mccurdie-270299ba


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Slithering, sniggering, sinister rats Slinking in shadowed doorways Always whispering behind fans and ferns Always so unconcerned But the itching sound of soulless claws Giggling along the edge of darkness Drives me batshit crazy and Still they assume that they are invisible

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