Beautiful Freaks Fest, 2017


My muse and I have been spending wild days and wilder nights writing beautiful freaks… There is a spider who loves a witch, an armless vampire dolly who enjoys a loving nibble, and there is moi: a witchy writer who celebrates everything unique (especially when the uniqueness in question comes with a serviceable hammer and a grin full of pretty teeth).

The other day, while chatting with my friend, Emma Yardis, we discovered that my muse and I were not the only ones with beautiful freaks in our minds. So, we have combined the power of our freakishly awesome yum and decided to co-host a blog party… and we would love for you to join in the freaky fun.

Join us in a celebration of all the misunderstood monsters, misfits, outcasts, and oddities of the world. Let us explore the tragic, ironic, mad, funny… from the quirkiness of The Addams Family to the deep mind of the Frankenstein’s monster, from the fun creepiness of carnival and sideshow attractions to the eeriness of wax museums. Think characters from Tim Burton movies and Neil Gaiman’s American Gods, gentle igors and adorable harpies, mummies with loving (if mildly shriveled) hearts… all the so-called monsters and aberrations who are often kinder than the humans in the stories they bring to life.

Write a story (313 words or fewer), make a doll, birth a poem, paint a pretty freak, share a review, retell a myth, create a new myth, craft jewelry for a vampire… post something you love about beautiful freaks and tell us why you love it. Have a blast. Grin madly.

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the wee notes…
– To join the party, add your blog link using the Inlinkz tool below. On party day, Emma and I will publish new posts where you can add the link to your contribution.
– Please do not leave links in the comment section. The comment section is for your, um… comments. If you leave links there, I will delete them. Embrace the blue linky frog.
– We shall party from Jun 23rd to Jun 25th. You can post (one entry per platform) every day of the party. Visit other Beautiful Freaks lovers. Spread the word. That’s what the Fest is all about. If you have any questions, please add them to the comment section. Party!

Magaly on Instagram: @magalyguerreroindarkerwords
Emma on Instagram: @groovygothic
Our party tag #BeautifulFreaksFest2017