Bleeding Ink – A Collection of Dark Tales Available on Smashwords

 60  dark tales by 40 authors – from short stories to poetry – this collection offers something  for everyone!

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Ever Yours,

The Ink Babes

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Bleeding Ink Author Spotlight – Sally A. Wolf

Welcome Children of the Night to the Author Spotlight

Sally A. Wolf believes that a writer should write always, and she always has. Passionate about the written word, she reads voraciously, blogs, and wrote her first dark story at 10 years old. Happily married, Sally is the mother of four children who beg her to tell them bedtime stories of her own creation.

Bleeding Ink Tales: The Devil’s Daughter & I Am A…

Ink Babes: Welcome Sally, to the Author Spotlight. Let’s begin with you telling us a little bit about yourself.

SW: I believe that a writer should write always, and I always have. I am passionate about the written word, I read voraciously, blog, and wrote my first story at 10 years old. Happily married, I am the mother of four children who love to hear me tell them bedtime stories of my own creation.

Ink Babes: What a wonderfully lucky audience!  What sparked the ideas for your Bleeding Ink tales?

SW: Both of my tales were flash fiction entries at http://forum.devinwrites.com/ “I am a…” was created for the October prompt “Begin a story with this line: No one believed the curse was real”.  “The Devil’s Daughter” was created for the November contest “Write a story about a dark angel”.

Ink Babes: Love, love, love prompts! They give us a creative jolt!  Tell us Sally, do you have a fear of anything unusual?
SW: For the most part I am not afraid of anything, except maybe driving, but I do have a slight fear of large grasshoppers. My brothers dumped a whole jar of them on my head when I was little and ever since I have been a little bit wary of them.

Ink Babes: And how did your interest in writing originate?
SW: When I was a little girl I was abused by my stepmother and her son. To escape this pain I read whatever I could. As I grew older I realized that the books are what kept me alive all of those years. I wanted to give that salvation to someone else so I started writing. This gave me an outlet for all of my bottled up emotions and I was free for the first time in my life.

Ink Babes:  The power of the written word never held more significance… We’re sorry to hear about your past but truly inspired by your honesty and strength.

What are you working on now?
SW: Right now I am working on the sixth installment of my Detective Katherine Pig Series. Set to be released by the end of this year.

Ink Babes: A sixth installment? Congratulations! We wonder, with such success, have you ever hated something you wrote but everyone else loved?

SW: Funny you should ask, both of my entries for this very anthology were ones I was not sure of or even thought were any good.

Ink Babes: We Ink Babes were on the look-out for unique tales. We loved both of yours.

Thank you so much for sharing with us today, Sally. Before we turn off the spotlight, is there anything that you would like to say to our Bleeding Ink readers?

SW: Thank you for taking the time to broaden your mind as a reader and fill it with these wonderful stories written by talented writers.

Discover Sally’s tales and those of 39 other authors, by purchasing your own copy of Bleeding Ink – A Collection of Dark Tales, or by posting a comment for your chance to win a copy of the anthology.

Ever Yours,

The Ink Babes

Letter from TUBS to The Ink Babes

 
 
TUBS
666 Wolf Wind Way
Vampireville, Otherworld
 
 
 
 
 
Dear Ink Babes,               
 
Please be advised that I represent The Union of Beings Supernatural, otherwise known in our realm as TUBS. We wish to advise you that although we don’t mind you writing about us, we would like to make the following demands since you are including many of us in your stories and works of writing. Specific requests are detailed below from our prestigious members, and union heads.
 

1.       The Devil would like a soul mate in exchange for all the stories written about him, he never receives any compensation,  and it’s  long overdue.  

He saw Tammy’s picture, and said he would ensure she enjoys hot temperatures and a comfortable leadership position as his wife. He’s already drafted a contract for her soul and said to tell her to bring coins for the ferryman.

 

2.       Dracula speaks for all vampires and he is asking for access to a blood bank. Seems he’s asked all vampires to stay low-key these days, especially the sparkly ones. A blood bank would alleviate those mysterious ‘drained of blood’ deaths the cops have to keep finding new excuses for. If a blood bank is not something you can provide, he is willing to accept Pat into his seethe. He promises to grant her immortality and many years filled with an exciting nightlife.

 

3.       Lycaon, head of the werewolf line, would like a mate since he lost his in a rather gruesome battle. After seeing Lisa’s picture on Bleeding Ink, he wants her to become his wolf-mate for life.

Of course she would have to become a werewolf. He promises plenty of red meat, lots of exercise, and nights of baying under a romantic full moon with him.

 

4.       Our witch coven has cast a love spell on you babes. They love the dark images and posts you’ve created, and are thrilled you’ve given them the credit they deserve for so many wicked little stories. They’ve decided that romantic unions with heads of the union would be perfect and they’re even willing to become your wedding planners.

Gruesomely yours,
Frankenstein, CEO/TUBS
 
 

We at Bleeding Ink love a little humour in our lives. We love the dark, the twisted, the occult, supernatural, haunting, and any story that gives the reader something to think about long after he or she has read it. If you have a dark tale to tell, send it to us. We’d love to read them, and possibly include them in our anthology.

Our deadline is March 31, 2012, so submit your polished work to us.

 

Ever Yours,

The Ink Babes  

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