The Haunted Hotel Project- Liverpool.

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The altar appears in the form of a small bed in the corner of the room.

This means that the room is ready for The Sacrifice.

The Sacrifice must lie naked in the bed. No-one else, only The Sacrifice. 

The Sacrifice will fall into a deep, dreamless sleep.

Do not leave the room whilst the altar is visible.

If you do not place The Sacrifice upon the altar, you will awaken The Master.

This MUST NOT happen.

Call me using the mirror in the bathroom if require assistance.

You know the ritual.

-Hidden in the bible.

The Haunted Hotel Project- Liverpool.

 

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This room is not a room.

It’s a trap. A cage.

                                 The woman at reception told me I was in room 140.

There were so many corridors to navigate, until I finally found it.

This room.

                                                                                                You can’t leave.

You can hear the footfalls of the man cloaked in smoke.

                                        Walking the halls.

He carries a hammer.

                                                                         His women have razor teeth.

If you try to leave he will see.

Look the doors.

                                                                         Don’t switch on the TV.

Pray.

                                                                         140 doesn’t exist.

It’s a cage.

 

An innocuous hell.

-Hidden in the bible

The Haunted Hotel Project-Wales- 2012.

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I saw them the first night; their naked bodies standing on the beach. 

They were bathed in moonlight. 

Some are black and grey, the colour of sea rocks. 

They are covered in lichen and armoured in barnacles. 

Their milky eyes look up to my room. 

I should be scared, but I know I will be joining them soon. 

I can hear them singing to me under the soughing of the sea. 

– Hidden in the bible.

The Haunted Hotel Project- Mammoth Lakes

 

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I woke up, it was late. 

I rolled over and checked my phone, and in the ghost light, I saw myself.

Except, I was sitting up.

The other me told me that the woman lying next to me wasn’t my wife.

He said that my real wife was trapped behind the mirror.

He said, the only way to free her was to kill the woman sleeping next to me.

I was wrong to do that.

She is not my real wife.  

– Hidden in the bible.

The Haunted Hotel Project- Lake Tahoe

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There’s a blood moon on the ridge.

It’s not a door to the next room- it’s a gateway.

A place where the man who spreads like fire comes from.

His eyes, like flames, cast moving shadows.

He bends people to his will.

I didn’t mean to do it, he is inside me.

Manifesting, like some burning tumor.

That’s why I wait out here now.

Waiting for a blood moon on the ridge.  

-Hidden in the bible.

The Haunted Hotel Project- San Francisco

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I saw my name in the elevator.

It’s not a registry of the living on the elevator walls, it’s a registry of the dead.

I can feel the pull of this place.

It’s like a tide.

The people here are all dead.

They move behind the mirrors.

I hear them at night; a low moan just below the noise of the AC.

The banging on the walls is them pushing into this world.

Your world.

– Hidden in the bible

#Redditwriters Anthology, Update One

Hello all,

It’s been a good couple of weeks since the anthology was announced, so I thought I would post an update.

A big thank you to everyone who has submitted so far, and if you haven’t yet, remember that we need as many as we can for this thing work. (Sep 17th!)

The awesome team of editors and I have been busy devising how we are going to manage the submissions and editing process, and I wanted to share that with you.

So, once a piece is received:

  • I will check the formatting and assign it to the genre editor.
  • The genre editor will review and edit the piece. If necessary, they will contact with author and make any suggestions/improvements that they feel need to be made to get the submission into the best shape possible.
  • Once the editor is happy with the piece, they’ll score it and mark it on our submissions spreadsheet.
  • The score is the editor’s personal opinion on the piece, it’ll just help us curate the anthology and use the strongest pieces we can for the collection.
  • We’ll take the highest scoring ones and pull them into the shortlist.
  • Another editor will then be assigned to have a read through and give a second score. The scores are added together and the top scoring of those are in the collection!

Timeline

We are looking to make the collection around 60k words, which is about 40, 1500 word entries. Depending on the amount of submissions we get in, we aim to get the long list together by the mid-late October. Final scoring and drawing up of accepted submissions will be done by mid-November with a view to getting the finished product out by early December. Woo hoo.

Charity News

The votes came in and you guys voted on Doctors Without Borders, so we will be going with them. Thank you to @mrdanalvarez who has started to look into how we set it up. I’ll post a proper update on that as soon as everything is confirmed.

Here is the website if you want to have a look at the amazing work they do http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org

There were a couple of suggestions of encouraging arts based charities, and if this collection is successful and doesn’t turn my hair grey, then we should absolutely go with that next time.

I hope that is okay with everyone.

Naming the Collection

@mrdanalvarez also ran a poll as to what the title of the collection might be and has collected some of the suggestions here, https://t.co/WUwSWmkjaJ. I’m voting for my own suggested title, TL;DR: An Anthology.

I’d like to give huge thanks to the genre editors @selfpluspen, @jivanward, @AizelleRaine, @camdenmcollins, and @ADHamilton91 for helping me work the details of the process out.

Thanks, and have an awesome weekend from the #redditwriters, anthology team!

Joe