Category Archives: Horror

10th Anniversary of The Zombie Slayer

Ten years ago, I published my first novel, Zombie Slayer. That book is the first of several I’ve completed since, but I always come back to the characters in it and the lessons learned while writing it. It’s hard to … Continue reading

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The Shovel

The Shovel Darlene Reilley   Listen, if it weren’t for Angel I wouldn’t be here. I can handle my own. But I couldn’t protect her alone. I’m Maggie. Maggie Jones, twenty-eight blonde, average height and build, exhausted, and resident of … Continue reading

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Emily’s Ghost: William Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily”

Let’s talk about Ghosts. A Rose For Emily is the tragic story of a life cut short by one woman’s choices, and her attempt to deal with the aftermath. Emily Grierson’s life is shaped by the influences of two men: … Continue reading

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3 Awful Truths About Being a Beginning Writer

3 Awful Truths About Being a Beginning Writer by Darlene Reilley Dear Writers, This week is hard. I mean hard. I’m in week ten of Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way.  If you haven’t heard about it, it’s a book that … Continue reading

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