Welcome to ‘Tastes of the darkness’

I’m proud to announce the opening of ‘Tastes of the darkness.’ This is a blog carnival of horror flash fiction, designed to give readers tastes of what is inside of the dark minds of the horror writers around the blogosphere.

It works pretty simply. Each fortnight, a host blogger will showcase a selection horror flash fiction submitted to him/her during that fortnight.

The post will look roughly like this:

[Blogger’s introduction the carnival]

‘Link to story one as posted on writer’s blog,’ Link to writer’s blog – A blurb about the story

[Continue this for all the pieces, maybe adding the host’s own commentary as well.]

[Closing comments and a link to the next host’s blog]

The fiction can be anything under 1,000 words and it must be horror.

Leave a comment if you’re interested in being the first editor, or if you’re interested in submitting a piece.

Update: I’ve removed the minimum word count.

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9 Responses to “Welcome to ‘Tastes of the darkness’”


  1. 1 Zoe May 14, 2006 at 1:59 pm

    It’s an ingenious idea, I love the concept! This sharing stories on various blogs is great. 🙂

  2. 2 Mark Leslie May 14, 2006 at 8:05 pm

    Interesting concept. Are you considering any type of flash fiction — ie, including previously published works?

  3. 3 Benjamin Solah May 15, 2006 at 2:23 am

    Any flash fiction published to someone’s blog within the last fortnight can be included in the carnival.

    So, if you want to re-publish a piece, that’s fine.

  4. 4 fredcharles May 15, 2006 at 12:51 pm

    I’m interested as well. I will post a link to this at my blog in an effort to get more writers.

  5. 5 Anthony J. Rapino May 15, 2006 at 5:31 pm

    Keep me informed. I’ll link this site to my blog as well (already got your other blog link up).

    I like this idea a lot. How come you made the lower limit 300 words? I’ve seen some great 100 word flash stories.

  6. 6 jodi May 15, 2006 at 6:26 pm

    Great Concept! Will definitely be back to follow!

  7. 7 Benjamin Solah May 16, 2006 at 12:08 am

    Thanks Anthony, I’ll return the link at both places.

    And I actually will remove the minimum word count. I’ve done 200 word flash pieces myself.

  8. 8 jason evans May 16, 2006 at 2:33 am

    A great idea to build community and share ideas and styles, Benjamin! I would be interested in participating.

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What is ‘Tastes of the darkness’?

'Tastes of the darkness' is a carnival of horror flash fiction where each fortnight, one blogger will play host to a selection of flash fiction of the dark and disturbing.

Want to host ‘Tastes of the darkness’?

'Tastes of the darkness' is looking for blogs to host the fortnightly carnival of horror flash fiction. If you're interested, and you think your blog is the host we're looking for, email us using the contact page above.
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