Once I had a dreadful fright
Lost in forests of the Night….
Why do we love a good scare? Why are we drawn to the unknown, the mysterious, the dark?
Perhaps there are those who see better in shadows. Maybe there are those who find the night fires their imagination, and leads them onto strange pathways, to find places and things that hide from daylight. There is a possibility that some are drawn to where the veil is thin between the living and the dead.
For in out dark fantasies there is no death. Those who have crossed over still live! They inhabit the between worlds of shadows and shape shifting. They move from one form to another. They master the material of which their bodies are made because they have moved beyond death. They are immortal!
Here, tales will be told to chill the blood, or draw the soul beyond its comforting assurances. Stories of dark beauty that shines like jewels in candle light, sagas of passion and danger, and meetings with impossible beings.
Gothic — That which is ancient, encrusted with symbolic detail, pointed, soaring, and dim.
Faery — The Otherworld Realm of the Spirits of Nature, Fallen Angels, or the Ancestors. Sovereign Spirits of the Land
Tales — Stories that are told beside the fire in winter.
My name is Aline deWinter. I write these things. I am a prize winning poet and have published a few short stories. I am interested in a serious career writing Dark Fantasy and Paranormal Romances, and of course Gothic Faery Tales.
I have an older blog at www.winterspells.com: Winterspells: Life on the Magical Path, Legacy of the Witchblood if you want to check out my writing.
A few of my favorite authors are:
The Elizabethans, Victorians, Edwardians, decadents…
There are lots of others, more random. As you can see I am rather old school, but that doesn’t mean I am closed minded.Europe is just more Gothic, past centuries more steeped in strange beliefs and superstitions. But, I am interested in sharing this blog with anyone who is seriously creating in this genre; anyone who can make both historical and contemporary times unsettling, atmospheric, occult, and Fay…
I hope other aspiring authors will join me on this blog. Bring stories, essays, reviews, articles, histories…poetry, films, music!
But all with a tinge of Faery darkness…