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witchsaidwhat: Southern Gothic (also known as Gothic…

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witchsaidwhat: Southern Gothic (also known as Gothic…

witchsaidwhat:

Southern Gothic (also known as Gothic Americana, or Dark Folk) is a genre of music characterized by a fusion of alternative rock and classic country/folk. The genre shares thematic connections with the Southern Gothic genre of literature, and indeed the parameters of what makes something Gothic Americana appears to have more in common with literary genres than traditional musical ones. Songs often examine poverty, criminal behavior, religious imagery, death, ghosts, family, lost love, alcohol, murder, the devil and betrayal.


“It was always so hot, and everyone was so polite, and everything was all surface but underneath it was like a bomb waiting to go off. I always felt that way about the South, that beneath the smiles and southern hospitality and politeness were a lot of guns and liquor and secrets.”
James McBride, The Color of Water: A Black Man’s Tribute to His White Mother


As a southern woman and a southern witch, I can assure you that our region is haunted: by the past, by ghosts, by untold secrets, by an ancient magic that so few know how to tap into.  This music has always been an inspiration to my craft.  I hope you enjoy the as much as I loved creating it.  –Salt


Listen to “Ghost Rivers: a Southern Gothic Playlist” on Spotify.

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bernerstahp: Them: I love romantic girls! Me: Oh, you misunderstand- I’m a Romantic girl. I’m only…

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bernerstahp: Them: I love romantic girls! Me: Oh, you misunderstand- I’m a Romantic girl. I’m only…

bernerstahp:

Them: I love romantic girls!

Me: Oh, you misunderstand- I’m a Romantic girl. I’m only interested in ghosts, Nature, and how the Industrial Revolution is crippling my spirit.

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March 2019 #614

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March 2019 #614

(#613 is not a part of this record because drama is tedious.)

H: Darlin’.

Me: Morning.

H: Coffee?

Me: You’re up and about.

H: Don’t look too
surprised.

Me: Coffee would be great
– if you already have some on the stove.

H: Here.

Me: Thank you. So, S
left?

H: On Sunday.

Me: Finally felt she
could report to your family you weren’t about to cough yourself into oblivion?

H: Something like that. (coughing)
And you – your weekend?

Me: After the beginning
incident everything was quiet and pleasant. Turned out Kal hadn’t meant to do
anything melodramatic this time, just un-jam and clean the gun. Although I
don’t think one should do even that whilst inebriated.

H: Still loaded then?

Me: Yes. I though she might
be which was why I never touched the trigger when I hid her away.

H: …I worry Kal is not
as competent as he believes.

Me: It’s more like… he doesn’t
think being drunk applies to him. Everyone else is illogical and reckless and
dumb when drunk – but not him.

H: (coughing) That is
the curse of whiskey!

Me: Well, it seems to
have struck him especially hard.

H: Why d’you think
everyone shot one another? Why Dodge said ‘no guns in town’?

Me: ‘Cos whiskey makes
men stupid, and guns and stupidity is a bad mix.

H: (wry) Women are not immune to the devilry of drink.

Me: I never said they
weren’t – but fewer of them were heeled!

H: I considered getting
K a derringer for her reticule. On the whole I am glad I did not.

Me: You figure she would
have shot you?

H: Yes. On more than one
occasion.

Me: Did your arguments
get really bad?

H: Once or twice.

Me: What were they about?

H: …JR. …And money. I
despise both topics. And K could bully or play games to try to get her way – I
never cared for that. (coughing)

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ashlylovett: “Trial”by Ashly Lovett chalk pastel on BFK Rives…

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ashlylovett: “Trial”by Ashly Lovett chalk pastel on BFK Rives…

ashlylovett:

“Trial”
by Ashly Lovett

chalk pastel on BFK Rives Paper

www.ashlylovett.com

My submission for week 3 of Month of Fear: Sabbath: Witches and devils. If you are interested in learning more about this piece, check out my blog http://www.ashlylovett.com/blog/month-of-fear-sabbath

In my last submission for this challenge I was exploring death and wanted to continue that motif with the Salem witch trials.  Next week’s challenge is: What Lies Beneath. Beneath the skin, beneath the ground, beneath the ______. http://monthoffearart.com/

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March 2019 #612

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March 2019 #612

(continued from #611)

Me: Whilst I’m sorry to
see you go, the upside is I know he must be a lot better… what was that look
about?

H: S’s one foible – if
it may be termed such – (coughing) is – is a lack of trust. She doesn’t trust
(coughing) a task she didn’t oversee to be performed (coughing) with the
diligence it ought.

S:
H – hush now!

H: Hence she doesn’t-

Me: -Believe you’ll get
better or I’ll look after you without her. You’ve used up too much air.

S:
You listen to her if you not listen to
me.

Me: I know you don’t
believe I’m capable because I’m not here enough. But I always do what I can,
even if it’s just-

S:
-Hoodoo.

Me: Yes.

S:
(looking at my shot of bourbon) You let her drink that?

H: I’d be foolish to
gainsay it.

S:
You two are alike.

Me: Ha! Hardly, but thank
you for the compliment. (playing with my pendant)

S:
You give her that?

H: No.

Me: I designed it and had
it made.

S:
You give her that ring?

Me: Which one?

S:
That. (pointing at my wedding ring)

Me: No, I designed it and
had it made.

S:
You give her any jewels?

H: I tried.

S:
What that mean?

Me: This one.

S:
That’s some stone.

Me: He designed and made
it. Kinda. It’s complicated.

S:
Hm! (surprised and pleased)

Me: I should go. If I
don’t speak to you before I go, S, it was a delight if an occasionally
terrifying one. Thank you. For everything.

S:
Hm. Welcome.

Me: H – I’ll talk to you
Tuesday, if not before. Love you.

H: Love you girl.

(This is the pendant. And this is the ring.)

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deadgirldesigns: ‘Nine of Swords’ illustration by Laurel…

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deadgirldesigns: ‘Nine of Swords’ illustration by Laurel…

deadgirldesigns:

‘Nine of Swords’ illustration by Laurel Thorndike

more art www.laurelthorndike.com

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