Tag Archive: Reading


For as long as I can remember I have always loved to read, but when I was old enough to fully begin understanding the dimensions of writing I began to think ” No! It’s better like this” or ” Meh, saw that coming from chapter one!”  and that’s when I discovered that I had a passion for writing! Whether I am good at it or not is up for debate, but I love it just the same!

I have written stories in many styles, genres, and formats. Most of them pertain to the scarier and creepy side of the spectrum such as Horror and Supernatural but there are some that are strictly Fantasy and some even have a bit of Romance. I prefer short stories, as despite being a writer, I have very little patience to sit in front of my computers and only use my fingers to type. Though I do have one in progress that is multiple chapters. Many of the short stories I write often end up on site’s known for what is called a “Creepypasta“. Which is the main subject for this post.

Creepypasta- Consists of short horror stories that were often originally posted on message boards or sent via email. Many are meant to be legitimately scary and unnerve the reader, while others are intentionally written to be silly or incoherent.

Two notable sites that I frequently visit and submit stories to are: Creepypasta Index and Creepypasta Wikia . Both are wonderful sites full of the stories you grew up hearing as well as stories that were written and submitted by talented writers. Below is a list of some of the best I have come across from both sites.

WARNING!- These following stories can contain vivid imagery, violence, and adult language and themes. Caution is advised.

Bon Appétit – This story is a little dialogue heavy, and has decent imagery. Will definitely make you cautious of food and restaurants for a while.

12 Minutes – This one will definitely give you pause the next time you turn on your TV. I know I was nervous about it for a week and Televangelists still creep me out. And the imagery will forever be burned into my minds eye.

The Holders Series – This is a series of relatively short writings that contain, as of now, 102 chapters with more to come.  I suggest reading the one titled ” The Seeker ” first as it works well as an introduction to the series. The writer/writers who pulled these master pieces from their brains are geniuses. Some are cute and funny, some are horrifying and disgustingly addictive, while still others use words in such a way that it leaves you stunned in wonder and seeing the story as clearly as if you were actually watching them in person.

The Silence – Definitely one of the more unique stories. Its a little jumpy and can seem a little inconsistent, but the overall creep factor makes up for it.

The Wallflower – The type of story that can be heart wrenching and then when the realization comes that human nature determines your fate is a definite plus to the story.

The Perfect Child – This one will perhaps hit a little deeper for women. It encompasses the feeling of madness and insanity perfectly and the story as a whole will send shivers down your spine.

An Egg – This story is simply mind blowing. Has rather religious overtones, so if that or unusual interpretations of religion bother you, I suggest you skip this one. It is not as creepy and scary as it is simply awing and mind blowing! Kudos to this writer.

Contaminated Water – This one holds a special place in the blackness of my heart that is specifically for Creepypasta’s. It has a very unique note of burgeoning madness and a healthy dose of disgust and horror. Yet, strangely enough, in the midst of the madness of the narrators mind there is a specific note of love that only furthers to strengthen the shivers traveling up your spine.

The Thing In The Window – This one holds a mastery over every emotion that triggers our hearts to race, paranoia to raise its ugly head, and fear to boil in our guts. It will definitely make you think twice about looking out the window.

Masterpiece – This one is truly terrifying. It expands on the fear that something could get to us in our own homes and dispose of the ones who are supposed to protect us. It can be found in two different places, one on Creepypastaindex (which is the source of both versions) and one here on 9GAG where a fan made a comic. I personally prefer the 9GAG version, as the writing just seems more neatly constructed to me, but both are equally terrifying.

The Hidden Things – It has a masterfully crafted grip on all things demonic and maddening in the eyes of the readers. It pulls on the chords that causes us to wonder whats really out there and just how close it could be to destroying us in Mind, Body and Soul.

The Guardian Angel – This story was great! * The imagery was vivid and gave the horror/creep factor the tale.  The concept of a Personal Reaper/Your Own Ghost (as it could go either way) was GENIUS!! It managed to hold on to the creepy and terrifying aspect but then deliver a final note of sweetness and gentleness at the finish.* I could ramble on and on about this amazing story! A MUST READ!

Final Note…..

I hope that you choose to take a bite of the Pasta’s I have shared in this post. The will give thrills, chills, terror and fright to anyone looking for it.

Also the section enclosed in *—*  in the final review for The Guardian Angel was an excerpt from the comment I posted on for the story on its home site of Creepypastaindex. Thanks all!

Book # 3: Abhorsen by Garth Nix

This Book Review is for Abhorsen by Garth Nix. It is the beloved finale to Sabriel and Lirael and is the third and final book in the Abhorson Trilogy and was published in 2003.

The New Abhorsen Bookcover

Genre: Fantasy

What it Contains: Action is very prominent and  smaller conflicts are no longer present as they once were as the main conflict unfolds throughout the novel. Romance is no longer as strong a theme since potential love connections are lost or no longer feasible. Mystery is prominent and unfold very well as the books continues.  Then the final addition of all for good series…. the final ending. The Ending is a well written finale to the series and long awaited as well simply because the readers want to know how it all turns out.

Length: The Hardcover version is 638 pages that is broken up into three parts consisting of a total of 29 chapters plus the prologue and epilogue.

Who Would Enjoy It: It is intended for Young Adults but really anyone who is over 13 would enjoy the book immensely.

Enjoyment Level: A 10 out of 10.

Rating: Young Adult/PG.  It has violence but nothing that’s to graphic or disturbing. Slight mentions of nudity and sex but once again only in passing and nothing explicit. * The first rating is what the publishers rate the book, the second is what I perceive the events in the book to accurately fit the best.

The Original Abhorsen Book Cover

Overall the book and its counterparts are a great read and I would very highly recommend it and the remaining installment of the trilogy to others. It has every thing a good fantasy book and series should always have and is extremely well written just as its original counterpart is. Happy reading!

Final Note….

Most of the things I’ve written here are from my perspective and how I see the things in the book and its all merely a suggestion for a good reading experience on my part. Thank you.

Book # 2: Lirael by Garth Nix

This Book Review is for Lirael by Garth Nix. It is the beloved sequel to Sabriel and the second book in the Abhorson Trilogy and was published in 2001.

The New Book Cover of Lirael

Genre: Fantasy

What it Contains: Action is very consistent theme and a few smaller conflicts are present as the main conflict unfolds throughout the novel. Romance is defiantly an interesting topic in this book but I won’t reveal why, you’ll need to find that out yourself.  Drama and scandals are rather prominent near the beginning, though not overly so, that gradually deepens and intrigues the reader further as the novel goes on.  Then the best addition of all for books in a good series…. the cliffhanger. Revealing something that if you paid attention you’ll be delighted to know that your theory ( or possibly theories 😉 ) was correct, but at the same time giving another mystery for you to work out in your mind as you read the next book, though if you solved these first few you’ll have little trouble with the next few.

Length: The Hardcover version is 720 pages that is broken up into three parts consisting of a total of 44 chapters plus the prologue and epilogue.

Who Would Enjoy It: It is intended for Young Adults but really anyone who is over 13 would enjoy the book immensely.

Enjoyment Level: A 10 out of 10.

Rating: Young Adult/PG.  It has violence but nothing that’s to graphic or disturbing. Slight mentions of nudity and sex but once again only in passing and nothing explicit. * The first rating is what the publishers rate the book, the second is what I perceive the events in the book to accurately fit the best.

The Original Book Cover of Lirael

Overall the book is a great read and I would very highly recommend it and the remaining installment of the trilogy to others. It has every thing a good fantasy book should always have and is extremely well written just as its original counterpart is. Happy reading!

Final Note….

Most of the things I’ve written here are from my perspective and how I see the things in the book and its all merely a suggestion for a good reading experience on my part. Thank you.

My first book review is for the book Sabriel by Garth Nix. It is the first in the Abhorson Trilogy and was first released in 1995.

New Sabriel Cover

Genre: Fantasy

What it contains: Action is very prominent and small conflicts are present as well as the main conflict of the story. Just enough romance is written to keep it interesting but not turn it into a romance novel. Some light drama near the beginning that gradually deepens as the novel goes on.  Then the best addition of all for a series beginner….a cliffhanger. Not enough to leave you hanging severely if you would rather not continue with the series, but enough to keep you curious and wondering if you do.

Length: The Hardcover version is 304 pages broken up into twenty-nine chapters and the prologue and epilogue make thirty-one.

Who would enjoy it: It is aimed to be read by young adults, but can be enjoyed by just about anyone over the age of 13.

Enjoyment Level: A 10 out of 10.

Rating: Young Adult/PG. It has violence but nothing to graphic or disturbing. Slight mentions of nudity and sex but once again only in passing and nothing explicit. * This rating is given by what I consider to be PG, the publishing company is what rated the book Young Adult.

Original Sabriel Cover

Overall the book is a great read and I would highly recommend it and the rest of the trilogy to others. It has every thing a good fantasy book should have and is extremely well written. Happy reading!

Final Note…..

Most of the things I’ve written here are from my perspective and how I see the things in the book and its all merely a suggestion for a good reading experience on my part. Thank you.