Submissions Open – two weeks remaining

Hello there short story writers! Want to be a part of an amazing anthology project and see your story published? Raw Earth Ink is opening submissions for this year’s short story collection: Static Dreams – A Dark Anthology from Twisted Minds. Here are the rules. Genre: dark fiction, dark humor, twisted subject matter. Not allowed: […]

Little Red

running along dark twisting paths she dare not glance behind her she knows it is fangs and drool and glowing eyes that haunt her she trips but regains her balance keeps running, keeps running her skin damp with fear unwashed hair covers her eyes how long has she run like this her terror, his eyes, […]

6:31am (Insomnia)

sitting in a pile of rubbish every piece of my life surrounding me I emptied the cabin piled it up out in the woods I know what you’re planning I looked through your phone you should use a better password you asshole you won’t take her life her will doesn’t even name you you may […]

3:27am (Insomnia)

It would be a mercy killing, right? I hesitate. The boy can’t be more than five. But his eyes are dead and he shows no emotion. He has been drowned and resurrected so many times I wonder how he still lives. He harbors no hope for himself and neither do I. There are scars where […]

Little Robin

I will spread forth my hands whistle, call out her name may she lift her wings fly far ‘til she finds my open palm she’s a beautiful little thing with her delicate red face and her tan and grey cape I wonder if her feet are cold I am overcome with the urge to wrap […]

Coming 01 December…

Recently my friend and fellow writer, Spiral Artist, inspired something in me. He wrote a poem the other day that used my blog title “Raw Earth Ink” as a ‘prompt’ of sorts. This got me thinking… Thanksgiving, a time we set aside to give thanks for what we have, has just passed while Christmas, a […]