Sydney Leigh

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Shawna L. Bernard, better known as Sydney Leigh, is a writer, editor, and English teacher native to the North Shore of Massachusetts. Her short fiction, poetry, and reviews have been published in various anthologies and magazines, including Shock Totem, The Library of the Dead, Shroud, Darkness Ad Infinitum, Enter at Your Own Risk: The End is the Beginning, Demonic Visions 1-4, Widowmakers, and more.

She currently works for Villipede Publications and as the Chief Editor of Eldritch Press’ Novel Division. She is an Active member of the Horror Writers Association.

She recently edited Michael Bailey’s Inkblots and Blood Spots, a collection of short stories and poetry illustrated by British Fantasy Award-winning artist Daniele Serra and with an
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Baby's Breath

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"Baby's Breath" is Live on Amazon...and Sightings in the Wild

The Second Edition of "Baby's Breath" is now live on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Babys-Breath-Sy....

If you'd like to add it to your Goodreads shelf, you can use the following link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2.... We'll be doing a giveaway soon.

I celebrated the launch this weekend with a blog post thanking (hopefully) everyone who helped along the way and took photos of the fifty Limit Read more of this blog post »
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Richard Wright
“I would hurl words into this darkness and wait for an echo, and if an echo sounded, no matter how faintly, I would send other words to tell, to march, to fight, to create a sense of the hunger for life that gnaws in us all.”
Richard Wright, Black Boy

Clive Barker
“I haven't even had a life I could call my own, and you're ready to slot me into the grand design. Well, I don't think I want to go. I want to be my own design.”
Clive Barker, Imajica

Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
“Should you shield the canyons from the windstorms you would never see the true beauty of their carvings.”
Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

Charles Baudelaire
“Always be a poet, even in prose.”
Charles Baudelaire

Stephen King
“A short story is a different thing altogether – a short story is like a quick kiss in the dark from a stranger.”
Stephen King, Skeleton Crew

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message 8: by Craig

Craig Sydney wrote: "I've been watching a little of this at a time. Thanks for sharing it, Modi. Was a little tough watching the dog take that arrow in the beginning, but of course, then there was the child.
So I'm gue..."


The one I sent you becomes more and more of a spiritual hero's quest as the movie progresses and the way it's articulated is something I enjoy very much.

As for the Hollywood version, that just seemed like another politically correct White-people-are-bad vehicle. I know I sound like some Right Wing reactionary saying that, but nevertheless, that was my take on the more recent one.


Sydney I've been watching a little of this at a time. Thanks for sharing it, Modi. Was a little tough watching the dog take that arrow in the beginning, but of course, then there was the child.
So I'm guessing you didn't care much for Pathfinder?


message 6: by Craig (last edited Jul 11, 2013 10:46PM)

Craig A film you may like based on an old Lapp legend. There was an excremental Hollywood version of the same name made several years ago, but that's not worth viewing for 5 minutes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DshIwo...


Sydney I really love this, and hadn't seen it yet. Thanks for sending it along...


Sydney This is absolutely unbelievable. It's amazing what people are capable of under certain conditions. Wow.

As for me, I can maybe go from one end of my pool and back again, but swimming pretty fast at that...


message 3: by Craig

Craig How long can you hold your breath?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgRpwE...


message 2: by Craig

Craig I know you've already heard this but given what you said earlier today about your fondness for wolves, I thought you might like this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZp8u6...


message 1: by Craig

Craig Thank you for accepting my add request and well met. I do hope to get to know you in the future.

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