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Rouge Illusion

by fyarlgiles


with blurry fingers

and white shadows

she beckons me

to her

mirrored hall


—-  madness


–I won’t go

no, I won’t go–

but  you are always in my eyes

spinning shadows



underneath your

bloody rose

“What it is to be Red” by Angie Hoover-Hillhouse

Artwork: Rouge Illusion by Elle Hanley 

Cinema Surreal: Sweet Dreams

by fyarlgiles

Animated food and allusions to Synanon.

Please enjoy this claymation short film by Kirsten Lepore

What I’ve got they used to call the Blues

by fyarlgiles


the spirit of her




rests behind my slanted eyes—

a geisha


porcelain skin

and a heart painted onto


voiceless mouth.–

so graceful

as she

dances with paper fans

in silky robes.

—sleep —


For I am strong.

A woman

with feet unbound.

Legs bare

hands free.

And she


–a face


and wading

in the milky water

Sunday Morning by Angie Hoover-Hillhouse

Artwork: The Porcelain Mist by Elle Hanley Photography

Cinema Surreal: The Cat with Hands

by fyarlgiles

A few nights ago, I was lucky (or unlucky) enough to view this horror short. It is about a cat who lives in a well and steals human body parts so that he can become a man. The film is loosely based on Mit Romney’s Life Story

Happy Halloween!!

Zombie Parade: The Photography of Beth Raper

by fyarlgiles








With the Princess

by fyarlgiles


after the war

I buried my eyes

-in the stones

-in the sky

where her blue body lies

They draped her in petals

as white as the moon

to soften the sins



—from her wounds


her secrets

 smell pinkish

like strawberry wine


I see

the foul rot

that will

cloak her

in time

With the Princess by Angie Hoover-Hillhouse

I am a Professional Zombie VOL I.

by fyarlgiles

I am a professional zombie

Being a zombie has been a huge part of my life for the past three years.

It’s strange. I never watched zombie movies growing up. Even now, I don’t care for them too much. I mean, sure, after my first stint as the undead on stage, I tried to watch ‘Night of the Living Dead’ and a much more palatable ‘Zombieland’. And I’ll admit to being addicted to whatever Netflix will serve me up of the ‘Walking Dead’. But zombies don’t interest me much more than the average person. In fact, on ‘Deadliest Warrior’, when they pitted zombies against vampires, I was rooting for the vampires.

So why do I do it?

This is me getting my zombie make up done by famed artist Gary Tunnicliffe. He’s also done make up like this :

Not that I’m attempting to name drop or anything (yes I am). But this is what I turned out like :

That day I got to rip out Scott Ian’s neck with my teeth, and learn valuable tools for adding to my already extensive zombie-makeup knowledge. (The tragedy is I had just gotten my teeth whitened the day before. Poor planning on my part.)

Some helpful hints for good zombie make-up :

* Start with pale skin. Something off-color, like a sickly white, a gray, or a stale light green will be ideal. You don’t have to cover your skin, but key points, such as the cheeks, forehead, and lips will work fine.

* You don’t need contacts, but they help.

* Favorite make-up palate : Ben Nuy’s bruise palate. A mix of those four colors will make you look like the undead in no time!

* Find a way to make your facial characteristics look inhuman. Pale out the mouth, use black and dark shades to make your nose look deformed, or the symmetry of your face to be disturbed.

* A little blood and dirt never hurt nobody. Slather some on in key places for the finishing touches.

* Ultimately, zombie make up is about your own creativity. Feel free to take risks, use different colors, use veins, gashes, cuts, and dirt to your own creative fulfilment. I’ve never met two zombies that look exactly alike. So remember, when it comes to being a zombie, you can be whatever you want to be.

by Vanessa Cate

Updates on Our Absence!

by fyarlgiles



I know that we have been out of commission lately! Meaghan, unfortunately, is no  longer able to contribute time to the blog , and I have been extremely busy with work, school, and my wedding! We do, however, have a few special Halloween pieces prepared that we’d like to share.


 I will be back and updating regularly in December if not sooner!

Thank you for following us! I hope you enjoy our Halloween-themed content!

The Last night.

by fyarlgiles


When she vanished

-for the first time-

-for the last time-

I  could not help but swallow a chalky lump

of relief.

And I’m not sure how it happened but

now I am

 engulfed in a

soapy rose–

that dribbles

into my mouth

in  spindly Ribbons.

It burrows in my ears

and toes

 in rumpled gobs that whisper

and whoop


 there is a

A fog inside

that I cannot


“Lady in Waiting” by Angie Hoover Hillhouse

Artwork: Lost in the World by Filmout

Skin Deep

by fyarlgiles


 I feel your frightened eyes

fumble and peel

as I pass —

She is

-so tall

She is

—so sure

That otherworldly creature

over there—