They Cannot Confine #HorrorHaikuesday Thoughts

To Inspire You: They silenced my screams but my voice is not confined the ideas still spread. ~Jeanette Andromeda Created by You: Yesterday I was surprised and thrilled to be mentioned on The Top 100 Horror Blogs and Websites as #45! Thank you for making that happen!  You are the reason I create new artwork … Continue reading Read More …

Ep 87: It Was A Brilliant Cure, But We Lost The Patient: Asylums Part 2

You may have noticed the irony that can be attached to the phrase, ‘what do we have to lose?’ So often things can go horribly wrong just after someone asks that fateful, seemingly rhetorical question. That’s sort of what happened once people decided to stop just confining people with mental illness, and started trying to ‘cure’ them. Join us this week as we explore medical treatments for mental illness from shock therapy to lobotomy; and meet those whose voices sounded alarm from Kesey to Kennedy.

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An Unexpected #HorrorHaikuesday Friend

To Inspire You: “Fiend or friend?” Wonders the girl. “But proof of magic, that is most certain.” ~Jeanette Andromeda Created By You: Last week we were Greeted in the Hall, and you answered the call. Stare into my eyes, deeper, deeper, yes, let me— feed upon your soul#HorrorHaikuesdaypic.twitter.com/nVmduBrGss — A. F. Stewart (@scribe77) July 4, … Continue reading Read More …

Ep 86: We’re All Mad Here: Asylums Part 1

 

The Lunatic Asylum has loomed large in the public imagination since its very establishment as an institution. We have never been sure what to do with the mad, to use the vernacular of a bygone era. Despite our admitted ineptitude, we have been more than willing to try and do something with them for ages. Most of the things we did for most of recorded history have been horrifying, barbaric and ineffective. Join us this week as we explore the history of asylums and treatments for the mentally ill. We will discuss Nellie Bly’s breakthrough account of her experiences in the Blackwell’s Asylum, and the documentary that recorded World War II veterans’ experience PTSD, ‘Let There Be Light’. We will even spend a little time discussing the death of George Washington, and being glad that medicine has made a few advances since then.

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The beginning of the #HorrorHaikuesday line

To Inspire You: Finally you’re here. Come along now, you’ve kept us waiting long enough. ~Jeanette Andromeda Initially I was going to try and do something simple today, so that I could – maybe, just maybe- get a little ahead on projects this week. And then I binge-watched Exploring with Josh and was so inspired … Continue reading Read More …

Immortal & Andromeda – 9th Story 520

This is the season 5 finale for The 9th Story Podcast. We will be talking a two month break to create a even better season 6! We update you on the state of our various writing projects, and tell you a little bit about what we have in store for next season.

Are you ready to take a journey into the dark recesses of our twisted little minds? Hope you packed some snacks because it’s going to be a long and bumpy ride!

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Ep 85: Gen. Zaroff, I Presume: Hunting Humans

We, as humans, enjoy our place atop the food chain. Whether it’s true or not, we’ve done a great job convincing ourselves we are basically invincible when it comes to predators. Lions, tigers, and bears, oh, balderdash. However, what if it wasn’t an animal that was pursuing us? Join us this week as we explore the myth of Man the Hunter; the story of The Most Dangerous Game, and the truth that makes them resonant. 

 

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Did you hear something? #HorrorHaikuesday

To Inspire You: Damn, the light went out. That’s ok, I know my way. Did you hear something? ~Jeanette Andromeda Created by You: Last week’s prompt was “Locked Away”. And, as usual, you all came up with some fun, frightening, and wonderful haiku. But I wanted to share with you all the vulnerable longer-form poem … Continue reading Read More …

Author John Brhel – 9th Story 519

Today we have on writer John Brhel who co-authored (along with Joe Sullivan) his latest book At the Cemetary Gates: Year One.

We perform one of the stories from the book called “An Epistle From The Dead,” and talk about the many inspirations for this collection of creepy tales.

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Ep 84: Betcha on Land They Understand: Mermaids

Join us this week for a special broadcast from under the sea! We will be exploring the long history of people who live underwater and the various purported forms they’ve taken throughout history. From fish, to dolphins, to seals and even walruses; the human/animal hybrids who populate the seven seas are incredibly diverse, and we will discuss them all right here! Let’s see if we can’t figure out why the world has been, and continues to be, so enamored with mermaids and their mythic kin while we’re here. (And maybe make some fish puns).

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Research is the Source of all Evil

To find the core of your tale of terror You must slice through the flesh Find the details in reality True terror that is beyond fiction Pluck them from the still beating heart And splash crimson to the page Family savagely eviscerated by an animal Maniac stores human head in freezer Tear the details from … Continue reading Read More …

#HorrorHaikuesday gets locked away

To Inspire You Already trapped, it’s only a matter of time before they take me. ~Jeanette Andromeda Last week I created a twitter poll asking you guys to pick the location of this week’s haikuesday artwork. And at 41% the near-winner was mental institution. So here’s what I made: Created by You: Last week’s inspiration … Continue reading Read More …