It’s Too Late to Say You’re Sorry… Turned into a Toad

I read about Frisson Comics on the Broken Pencil website this week. They are looking for submissions/ contributions for a folk horror zine. I had to read about folk horror, it wasn’t a phrase I have heard before. But, it turned out to be a genre of horror I have always liked, without knowing it had a name. It is a blend of things like old wives tales, Witch familiars, country/ rural magic and superstition. Read more about it for a better description. I’m doing my best. Think of dark fairytales which can include modern scenarios and places.

I spent almost a week getting ideas and then trying to turn them into something. I had a lot of ideas but they weren’t just right or not something I could work on with ASCII art. Like any worthwhile puzzle, ASCII art has some limitations.

It's Too Late to Say You're Sorry... Turned into a Toad
It's Too Late to Say You're Sorry... Turned into a Toad

This is what I came up with, just got it all pulled together last night. Made a rough sketch on the back of a junk mail envelope and then started typing. Slowly it became more than just an idea on the back of an envelope. I like how it turned out. It really tells the story as I hoped it would. If you don’t agree you might keep that to yourself lest you be turned into a toad!

I added “It’s too late to say you’re sorry…” because that song has been stuck in my head for the past two days. It works well here.

Witches in ASCII Text Art for Halloween

Halloween Witches Just Want to Have Fun!

There are always Witch hats when you look for Halloween costumes, especially at the secondhand and thrift stores. Every woman and girl I know has been a Witch for Halloween, or wanted to be one. Of course, there are Witches all year round and they call the event Samhain, not Halloween.

However, Halloween Witches can be just for fun. A Witch for the Day!

Witches in ASCII Text Art for Halloween Witches in ASCII Text Art for Halloween Witches in ASCII Text Art for Halloween