Sunday, 21 November 2010

I humbly accept...

In a drawer there are
pink-ribboned slippers,
full of meat.
I stole the pretty shoes
from a libidinous girl
I found larding
on chocolate at the
back of a theatre in a
bulimic frenzy.
Woke up to some lovely emails of congrats for winning New Flesh's short story competition - on the theme of  "...And that's why I keep my eye in a pickle jar."

I'm well chuffed that so many people voted for my little number Dressing Up Box. So thank you all very much.

Dressing Up Box is a nasty old tale but the main character believes him or herself (depends what s/he's wearing) to be a thing of beauty. You can read it in full here.

My prize for winning is paperback copies of the TOE TAGS 2: BLOOD & BIZARRO anthology, DOOM MAGNETIC! by William Pauley III and STATE OF THE DARK by Brian Barnett. I'm looking forward to receiving them and will post up reviews. I'm also reliably informed that Lee Hughes has a story in Toe Tags so if that's not a bonus, I don't know what is.

The New Flesh is a fabulous site dedicated to the weird, the bizarre and the horrific. Check it out. Subscribe to it to receive regular doses of distracting delights in your Inbox.


  1. many congratulations! Only just seen this, so ... good feeling, yes??? I'm wondering if the current work of 'polishing up old stories for anthologies and the like' has triggered something in my mind, only I seem to be thinking dark thoughts and wanting to write some very strange stories ...

  2. Thank you Antonia.

    I'm sure the old stories are glad to be released; some just have a life of their own, don't they.

  3. Awesome news, Lily. Very well deserved!!

  4. yay! Well done that woman!!!!

  5. Laurita, David and Sue - thanks guys. Means a lot from all you talented writers.

  6. Cheers Matt. Great to hear from you. Hope you're keeping well in your busy schedule!?

  7. Great job Lily. It was an honour just running against you!

    Love that story (even the queasy-making bits.)

  8. Well done Lily. I love dressing up box, the kind of story that keeps you awake at night staring at the doors of your wardrobe.

  9. Yay! Congrats Lily. Now you make sure that those shoes stay put, ya hear? Enjoy the books. I have all three. Aweseome,weird stuff.

  10. Congrats Lily, very well deserved. You sicko lol

  11. Chris, William, Jodi and Lee - thanks all, for your support and your comments.

    Chris and Jodi - I was in love with both your stories...

  12. Congrats! The New Flesh is a great site.


Lily Childs is a writer of horror, esoteric, mystery and chilling fiction.

If you see her dancing outside in a thunder storm - don't try to bring her in. She's safe.