#CoffinHop Gets Behind Child Literacy | Death by Drive-In

Remember to enter my contest for a chance to win the DEATH BY DRIVE-IN CoffinHop Anthology…






Take a drive to the drive-in.

Be chilled to the bone.

A CoffinHop Anthology.

21 B-Movie Inspired tales to raise the hair on your flesh.

100% of All Profits are going to LitWorld.org,

a 501(c)3 non-profit organization

supporting child literacy and social improvement the world over.

Get your copy now because every child deserves to tell their story.

Every child deserves to lose themselves in the world of imagination.

Help make this happen.

Drive by the Drive-In.

We are also donating proceeds

from our official COFFIN HOP store

for all your COFFIN HOP SWAG!




What’s that you say? Christmas? No it’s #Creepfest time!

Who’s there?

Knock Knock…Creak…Bump…Crash…

Careful…before you open that door…

I don’t think it’s Santa Claus nor Rudolf…

~It’s the Grinch, ghosts, gargoyles,vampires,zombies ….

and a whole creepy clutch of #Creepfest writers!~

Click on the Creepmas tree to take you to the blog tour.

Today is Day One of the Blog tour...

So what’s going to be happening here on Wrestling the Muse…

I am going to post a creepy Christmas nightmare,

but only a little will be unveiled every day of the Creepfest…

There will also be some guest bloggers joining in with

their own creepy deliciousness of Creepfest…

It is a Christmas Creepfest which means that there will be Christmas gifts…


The Grinch is running this competition along with

the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present & Future, which means…

You will need to complete a few simple exercises

to be in the running to win these three prizes…

The guest bloggers participating on my blog have

each been given a challenge of a Creepmas flash fiction.

The best flash fiction will be chosen by YOU, yes that’s right YOU, reading this right now.

There will also be a challenge for you lovely readers to complete for the length of the tour.

But I will tell you a little more about your challenge tomorrow…

So there will be 3 winners:

A #Creepfest Author/Blogger


2 Readers

There will be prizes…

Winning Reader Prize 

E-book copy of Tales for Canterbury


$10 Amazon Gift Voucher

Runner up Reader Prize

$10 Amazon Gift Voucher


Winning #Creepfest Author/Blogger Prize

Print Copy of Tales for Canterbury

a surprise gift

For more info on Tales for Canterbury, click here…

This is an anthology of short stories you do not want to miss out on.

It has tales by Neil Gaiman, Jay Lake and 32 other incredible authors…

It also includes my debut short story, The Ring of Fire, a YA dystopian tale…

There are tales of zombies, other worlds but above all

all the stories are about survival in the face of danger or disaster.


Do you have what it takes?

Are you ready for the challenge?

Do you enjoy dark fiction, paranormal and stories

about things that go bump in the night?

Can you take 12 days of #Creepfest?

So make sure you stop by the blog tour home (by clicking on the Creepmas tree)

and make sure you get yourself to this blog and all the other #Creepfest Blogs

to win yourself a Creepmas Bounty of #Creepfest prizes…

Ooh It’s going to be a Creepy 12 days!

“It’s beginning to feel a lot like #Creepfest!”

Full Time Writing, Charity & Dystopia | Where I am interviewed

Today I took the interview chair with Dicey’s Blog…

We talked about full time writing, how being a writer can mean giving back or reaching out and the what’s and why’s of loving dystopian fiction.

You can read the full interview here.


Thanks Dicey! It was fun visiting with you on your blog.

Dicey is one of the authors/bloggers that I am co-hopping with in the exciting



Story A Day May – Challenge!

Day 27 Short Fiction
Image by texasgurl via Flickr

Story A Day | About.

Pushed for inspiration in May. Why not try “Story A Day in May”?

I have just signed up. This is  a great opportunity to get writing and get creating in the short story format. 

Every day this website posts a writing prompt for your short stories. The aim of the challenge is to write a short story every day for may or write 31 short stories.

Stretch yourself and take up the challenge.

My user name on the site is: lastlines

Look forward to seeing you there.

– Kim

Creating a Magic System – Contest Alert!

Might and Magic
Image via Wikipedia

Creating a Magic System Final and Contest.

So you would know from a few posts this year that I am on a Short Story roll right now. I am loving turning an idea into a short story. At the moment I have so many ideas flying around in the Aether of my imagination that I am hard pressed to capture them all. So instead of turning all of them into potential full length fiction, I am turning some of them into short stories.

Above is the link to a wonderful short story competition about Magic.  The contest will start from today, and run until May 31st, which should give you plenty of time to plan and get your submissions in.

Contest Part 1 – Create a magic system, using roughly the format outlined here. 2,000 words is the goal.
Contest Part 2 – Use that magic system to write a 5,000 to 10,000 word short story, and submit both it and the magic system to L.M. Stull. She’ll blind them and pass them on to the judges, and we’ll pick which ones are the winners.
Prizes – And the part I’m sure you’re all wondering about. We’ve got a $50 Amazon gift card for the first place winner, and a $25 card for second place.

So not only do you get a chance to practice your short story writing skills but you get to play with a new magic system that you have created. On the original contest link you will find a series of posts on magic systems and what they can consist of.

So let’s weave some story magic and tell a tale that is short, magical and entertaining. Win yourself an Amazon gift voucher.

– Kim