Abomination Magazine

While my area of writing is more in the character driven Sci-fi and general fiction area, I’m right behind independent publishers of all kinds, and new in this field is Abomination Magazine, which will be launching in April.

It promises to have a wealth of well written dark science fiction and horror stories, poems and fabulous artwork. It’s focus is not so much on the gore and guts field, as the creation of truly scary worlds to make your skin crawl.

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    • I’d love to give it a go – although I’m sure you would be better qualified! πŸ™‚
      Can you remind me of the structure again? If I manage one, I’ll post it tomorrow.

      • Tanka, like Haiku, it is quite simplistic, but it stresses to follow a syllable format and allows you to give a more complete picture of an event or mood than Haiku. Tanka has been around for 1200 years or so, but relatively new to this country thanks to the Internet, Academia, and Individual Poets. I won’t go into the various degrees of how-to. Search Tanka on the web and you will find new information every day.

        thirty-one syllables

        line 1 – 5 syllables
        line 2 – 7 syllables
        line 3 – 5 syllables
        line 4 – 7 syllables
        line 5 – 7 syllables

        This may give you more flexibility (more syllables to experiment with) you may enjoy working with both formats!

  1. hope you follow me someday πŸ™‚

    seventeen syllables
    line 1 – 5 syllables
    line 2 – 7 syllables
    line 3 – 5 syllables

    one moment (with the emotion of that moment)
    present tense
    every word counts
    include strong use of nature and preferably, an allusion to a season

    Haiku is a Japanese lyric verse form having three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables, traditionally invoking an aspect of nature or the seasons.

    have a good night……..

    David in Maine USA

    • Late afternoon here in Melbourne, Australia! So I’ll have a shot at an appropriately horror themed haiku on the train tonight.
      I’ve been following your blog for a couple of days – really enjoy reading your poems. πŸ™‚
      Interesting change from the engineering industry I imagine.

      • hello Katkasia: thank you for your kind comments. do you commute very far by train? you could travel with a pen and small notebook and write a Haiku every evening!

        how long have you enjoyed writing scary stories?

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  3. i hope you are still experimenting with Haiku and Tanka – i’ll love to see the passengers on the train watching you and wondering what you are doing.

    an other suggestions (i’ll never used them, some do):

    Haiku (3 lines)


    Tanka (5 lines)


    i love counting on my fingers too much for these…

    beautiful park path
    up, over, down, and around
    the landscaper’s dream

    David in Maine USA

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