So, I Was Thinking ….

I wonder what would happen if an art site encouraged artist to
contribute by using some other artists’ work as a prompt? On FA and DA
and such there is a lot of “Don’t steal my art. Don’t use my this or
that. It all belongs to me. Ask first. blah blah blah.” And
that’s all fine and good for some things: like characters in stories
that get used in other stories where you want to maintain continuity.

But what if there was a site where people who signed up understood they
were sharing in order for their stuff to be used by other members,
without asking permission first? If something caught on, you’d get
this whole chain of things off of a piece, or maybe it’d be more like a

That kind of thing is sort of going on with Horror Made, but the interchange
is between Jeanette and the readers, not so much the readers and the readers
— however, it’s what gave me the idea.

Maybe there is already something like that out there — I’m not
generally much of an Internet surfer: I just don’t have the time.

What do you think?

We Both Needed Coffee….

Both me and my dear friend Proxy needed coffee one morning recently ….



Little Red Riding Hood in Two Sentences

Moments ago I was lying there in my big feather bed, nursing my enfeeblement, when a knock comes at the door. Next thing I know, I’m nothing but this here chunk of nibbled meat in a jar watching my granddaughter lying there in bed chatting it up with a werewolf like she’s hanging with her beau at her coming out party.

NOTE: this is based off the reconstructed oral version of the tale according to Jack Zipes in his book The Trials and Tribulations of Little Red Riding Hood

Hansel and Gretel in Two Sentences

I had it down to a science: bait ’em in with gingerbread walls and lollipop fence posts, cram them in the pantry, then back ’em when they ripen. Now, thanks to that clever, goody-goody Gretel and her dumb lout of a brother Hansel, my arms are sticks of shriveled jerky and the whole cottage will smell of burned hair before I’m done bakin’.

The gifted Jeanette Andromeda over at Horror Made drew a picture of it.  Go visit her blog at  Do it NOW!

Jeanette Andromeda’s Rendering of this Two Sentence Fairy Tale.