From the journal of Hewie Skeltris

June 29, 1987 I still can’t put my finger on exactly what it was that made me notice her in the first place, but whatever it was, she’s got me in a state of awe that I can’t shake. Her name is Sylvie and she is perfect for me, in every way possible. I saw … Continue reading From the journal of Hewie Skeltris


I get little or no joy out of life anymore. There's just no happy. But for the few hours a week I get with my children and the little time I have to perhaps have social life, I'd do nothing but work and sleep. I'm not happy at life but I try. I smile but … Continue reading Confession

Wings – An Excerpt from Hunters + Humans

It’s been an unsettled day.  Nothing exceptionally wrong but not right, almost as though things are being moved behind the scenes, those set-in-stone pieces that we perceive with our souls.  I’m catching glimpses from the corner of my eye – don’t look. don’t stare, there’s nothing there.  There is, but it’s nothing to put a … Continue reading Wings – An Excerpt from Hunters + Humans


Canada is a country We live above the United States And it's cold here a lot A. LOT. There are no other countries Within Canada's borders (although some disagree and try anyway) But we do have 10 beautiful provinces Including 3 awesome territories And a family of amazing peoples Fin   ©MelanieMcCurdie2019 All Rights Reserved


A treat from Carolyn Graham

Words From The Underground


“Hello? Who is this?”
No one answered, just static on the line.  She’d been in the kitchen when she heard the ring.  No one ever called this late at night and she was leery about picking up the phone but she did it anyway.   She heard herself asking the question again and getting nothing so she hung up the receiver.  She normally wasn’t up this late but hadn’t been able to sleep well after coming back from the funeral so she thought maybe a snack would help.  She went back to the kitchen to finish her prep when it happened again.
**ring ring**
It sounded so much louder this time she almost dropped the plate in her hand.  She decided against answering this time but for some reason her voicemail didn’t pick up.  It just rang and rang for several minutes until she couldn’t take it anymore and picked…

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Supporting the Scene – Writers Community

Such high praise from a mightily talented colleague. Thank you so much, my dear friend ❤


Supporting the Indy Scene


A Spotlight on Author Mel McCurdie

I know not when I started to converse with Mel, its been more than a few years now, though I do know that over time our relationship drastically changed the way I went about composing, what I refer to as my stabs at, short fiction. I’ve contributed to a few sites throughout the years. I have a number of tales and assorted reviews appear on and I even co-hosted a site (ThyDemonsbeScribblin) for a few years where I feverishly contributed as if the world itself would fall from its precarious axis Sadly, activities behind the site led to its eventual decline but this wasn’t before I had been given the chance to get acquainted with Mel. She has always been there to lend an ear, an eye occasionally her words of wisdom and she probably praises my prose more…

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It glares, blares, screaming in my ears that it's coming It's almost here and I weep Soggy, tissues seeping Nothing I can do To stop it, Time Gods, I hate March ©MelanieMcCurdie2019

Friday Night

I'm sitting here In the dark With my head Under the covers And toes exposed Watching a movie With the earbuds in The kind where everybody screams Eating cheese like a weirdo And I can't help think That it'd be more fun with company ©MelanieMcCurdie


A review of Roll the Beautiful Bones 🙂 ❤

Jacob Floyd's Ghosts and Monsters

Roll the Beautiful Bones

“In the small town of Skull Creek, death is on the prowl. Some say that it is a copycat killer out for his moment of fame, but Jacqueline DePasse and her diligent crew of detectives soon learn that it is so much more than a tribute to the only known and convicted female serial killer in captivity, Cathleen Carson. Jacqueline with the assistance of crime reporter Jake Michaels and her team soon discover that one victim has survived and that she will be the one that must Roll the Beautiful Bones and find the key to stopping a killer before he strikes again.”

Roll the Beautiful Bones  by Melanie McCurdie is an unflinching  journey into the serial killer–copycat killer phenomenon. It’s a short read, but there is so much intrigue and bloodshed contained within that, even though you’ll be left wanting more, you won’t be disappointed. I, for one, love…

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Billy’s New Friends

written by my talented sister Carolyn

Words From The Underground

Little Billy walked home from school that day, same as every day, past the old playground next to the abandoned church. Not sure why it was even still around…there were weeds everywhere and all the equipment was falling apart. Only one swing on the swingset was still intact. As he passed by he could hear the chains squeaking when the wind blew upon it. He wasn’t sure why but it creeped him out a lot. He wished he didn’t have to go anywhere near it but it was the quickest way home.
He had left school later than usual because Tommy was waiting for him outside the doors. Tommy was the school bully and he knew if he’d left when he was supposed to right after school he’d have been in really bad shape by the time he got home. It had happened before and he didn’t want to deal…

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