Melissa. Artist. Sewist. Chuck Palahniuk enthusiast. Sacrificial Lamb. Sugar Fiend. In no particular order. I post my artwork and pretty things. I write whenever I can and am the ultimate bookworm, for I can read in a crowded room when necessary.
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Underlying conflicts between human characters are dramatized via creaturely metaphors.

People speak less to one another; when they do, they say less of what they mean to say. There is little confrontation and less blame. Shying away from fighting with their human antagonists, they tussle instead with wolf-men and hungry monsters.

By "THE MONSTER IMPULSE" by This is the essay that comes closest to articulating the possibilities and limitations of putting real monsters in your stories. Every sentence is truth! 

In other words, elephant in the room —> y no put real elephant in room? = Magical realism.  (via misterracoon)

late-night inspiration. 

"…even at their most fantastical and animal-centric, these stories address a central reality of our real, human world—there are so many malefactors at large that there’s no one in particular to blame. " (via arabellesicardi)