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Death Therapy… by Juliet Sneed

None of my stories (well, almost none of them) start out the way they are supposed to. I suppose this is normal, but it drives me nuts. I have an especially bad case of it, you see. The Azrael  started out as a semi-comedic little nightmare about a therapist whose client brings a corpse to

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We have a new cover for Twisted 50 volume Two

We have completed the cover for Twisted 50 volume two now and we are now working on the jacket sleeve for the book. Exciting times! Chris Jones Want to get a little bit more Twisted? Here’s some related posts… Listen to the fabulous Steph Wessell on last nights BBC Radio Bristol Twisted 50 Audiobook

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Watch the Twisted50 vol 2 Teaser Trailer

We are getting close and thought we would give you a taste of the dark meal that awaits the bravest of readers… 50 Authors… 50 Nightmares… Twisted50 volume 2. Mistress Twisted Want to get a little bit more Twisted? Here’s some related posts… Twisted 50 Audiobook Secret Diary… Entry Two, by Helen Lloyd… Meet a

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Should I enter Twisted50 Vol2? By Hillier Townsend

Of course I went back for Round 2 of Create50’s Twisted competition. Who wouldn’t, after the having such an unexpectedly positive experience with Round 1 (Twisted50 Vol1 and Twisted’ Evil Little Sister)? Comradship, insightful feedback, and the many little horrors from other writers to read (preferably alone, in the dark, with the possibility of unnamed

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The Horror of Writing Horror by Andrew Perry

When it comes to books and films, I avoid anything scary. I ‘watched’ The Woman in Black with my eyes closed.  I will never watch one of the greatest films ever made, The Exorcist (even writing the words gives me the heebie-jeebies). I won’t even venture into the horror section in a bookshop, lest I

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The Darkest Side of Twisted50 by Robbie Mori

I was never one for a happy ending, I cried as a child when Jaws was killed, I was never on the side of the angels. Horror is all I ever wanted to write, but for years I felt I had to conform to what was getting published out there. Until the dark characters’ voices

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A Twisted Catalyst For Success? by Richie Brown

The announcement of the 50 stories to be included in Twisted 50 Volume 2 pleased at least fifty people, but probably disappointed (in one degree or another) considerably more. That’s natural, no matter how pleased you might be for some or all of the writers to be included, but what now? Well, whether it made

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The Scariest Part of Horror Is the Rough Draft by Ryan Reudell

Twisted50 was my first foray into horror, yet “The Director’s Cut” remains one of my best work because it was so thoroughly edited before the first submission. That’s the key to my writing process: editing. Without that, my story would be shit. Accepting this truth helps me move on from Rough Draft Paralysis, when you

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What’s on your plate? “The Monthly Meal” by Gordon Slack

I guess that cooking and eating young children is not generally considered acceptable in a modern society. For law abiding, civil, tolerant and considerate people, such a practice should be abhorrent. Yet with my Twisted50 brain algorithm running (does it ever stop?) such a prospect seemed ghoulishly pleasant and inviting; this led to my Twisted50

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Firewalk for Charity and Create50

The London Screenwriters’ Festival has an advanced programmed called Talent Campus. Over the seven days, delegates are challenged to overcome fears in order to be the best versions of themselves. This includes a Firewalk on the second day, usually in the name of a charity. Watch the video above from the Firewalk, it’s CRAZY!

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A Bit About My Story by Sarah Lloyd

My name is Sarah Lloyd. I am a Mental Heatlh Nurse working with children and adolescents.  I enjoy my work and I nursed in adult services for fifteen years before joining the adolescent team. I often meet interesting and creative people.  My other interests are painting, reflexology, yoga, music, drama and of course – writing.

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From smut to the surreal by Lee Burgess

WARNING: The following contains information about scary stories. There may be spoilers, there may be disturbing uses of language that leads to sweating, a quickened heart-beat and in some cases the soiling of one’s lucky underwear. Not so lucky if you ask me. If you experience any discomfort whilst reading this incredibly well written article,

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‘The Director’s Cut’ Article by Ryan Reudell

Good horror doesn’t just come from a creepy idea, it comes from an emotion: fear. One of my greatest fears is that my degenerative disability will progress to the point where I’m no longer able to enjoy even the limited quality of life I have right now and I’ll be forced to stay in relatively

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The Origin Of ‘Witches’ by SV Macdonald

Many of my stories are set in the woods near where I live, and my inspiration for ‘Witches’ came from the same place. The clearing where I set the story really does exist, and just after dawn on a sunny morning shafts of light fall through the trees and illuminate it in a truly magical

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Talking Twisted by Steph Wessell from the Twisted50 Book Launch

Ok, so I was a bit tipsy… and giddy with getting an unexpected, lovely and oh-so-heavy glass award (2nd Best Story)… and feeling really sociable, meeting face-to-face many friends I’d previously met only virtually in the Create 50 community… and I was so happy to be showing my husband and friends (also in attendance) the

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Good Girls Don’t Write Horror… Or Do They? by Danielle Wager

‘It was… a little bit….dark and deathy for my tastes?’ These were the words that accompanied one of my first attempts at showing my short story writing to others when I was younger. I had always had one of those sorts of imaginations; capable of extracting the very worst possible outcome from any given scenario.

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Macabre À La Carte by Amanda Webster

Happy Ever After? What’s that all about, then? That, my friend, is Act 3 without the satisfying ending! We don’t do that here at Twisted 50, do we? No, we’re out to reimagine and reinvent the fairytale – warts and all. So, where does the prospective writer start when that blank page is staring them

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