Author: Willow Croft

September 2023 Horrorscopes: How You’ll Die at a Posh Private Academy

What with this heat we’ve been having, students might actually be excited to leave the summer behind, and enter into the cool hallways of these venerated academics. However, even posh private academies have their hidden dangers, and it’ll remain to be seen if these collective zodiac signs survive until the winter break.

Disclaimer: As always, these are mock “horrorscopes” and should not be considered as predictive or indicative of any specific person or persons, posh private academies, or the (fictional) demises that take place within the ivy-covered walls. Or suggestions to try any of these activities at school…or at home.


August 2023 Horrorscopes: How You’ll Die in a National Park

Even with the heat, summer’s still the perfect time to squeeze in a little exploring. Perhaps you’ll find your dream national park waiting for you to discover it, even if it’s in someone else’s horrorscopes! And, of course, what better way to kick the bucket than to be surrounded by Nature? Don’t forget your camping gear…and a map when your GPS fails!


August 2023: Tarot Cards for Writing Inspiration


As summer vacation (or winter vacation) draws to a close, many of us suddenly feel compelled to become more industrious and organized. But what happens when you have a main character that is not only industrious, they are focused on maximizing productivity all year round? Focused to an extent that work is their “raison d’etre” to the exclusion of everything else—friends, family, and, yes, vacations. This tarot reading takes a look at a character who, like the one from July’s tarot reading, is a hermit type driven into solitude by ambition and the quest for riches.


Epeolatry Book Review: Maskerade #6 by Kevin Smith and Andy McElfresh


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Title: Maskerade #6 
Writers: Kevin Smith, Andy McElfresh
Artist: Giulia Gualazzi
Colorist: Giulia Brusco
Cover Artist: John Sprengelmeyer
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Publication Date: June 28, 2023

Synopsis: Maskerade drops off her latest quarry, then drops out of reality, where all the ghosts of the past come pouring out. Frisky confesses her connection to Ditt, having paved his hellish road with her own good intentions. And it’s all about to come to a head, live and in lurid color, at 8 Eastern, 7 Central.


July 2023 Horrorscopes: How You’ll Die at the Beach

Ah, the beach. What’s not to love? Sand, sun, waves…and certain death! Read on to find out how to keep your guard up when you jaunt off to the coast!

Disclaimer: As always, these are mock “horrorscopes” and should not be considered as predictive or indicative of any specific person or persons, or their demise. Including the favorite flavor of ice cream I picked for you.


July 2023: Tarot Cards for Writing Inspiration

Writers may have a tendency to be solitary creatures, but what do you do when your main character reveals themselves to be solitary, and/or is even the only narrator in the story? How do you build conflict and drive a story/plot line, when the character may live in isolation, away from people? Are there other life forms that are their companions, or are their own thoughts their only company? Perhaps your character may be dual natured, or in connection with inhabitants of other realms or dimensions. Check out the reading below for more tips from the tarot on how to build out your story idea.


Chilling the *Bleep* Out: Cultivating Calmness for the 2023 Summer Solstice



Summer’s here…it’s time to chill the *bleep* out! It’s been a stressful time over the past few years, and even this industrious Virgo is dreaming of long days spent doing absolutely nothing. So, to honor the indolent spirit of summer, I’m going to further break with tradition, and suggest we find creative inspiration in hues that soothes the spirit. While I’m not typically a fan of the more pastel spectrum of the colour wheel, I think we’ll find the calmness we seek in pale pinks, delicate violets, frosty greens, and ice-cold blues.

June 2023 Horrorscopes: The Creatures that Skitter in the Night!

Here in the Northern hemisphere, summer is upon us. Picnics, gardening, and, of course, up close and personal encounters of a whole range of terrifying insects! I, personally, love insects and arachnids, and nothing says summer more than the wonderfully atmospheric call of the cicadas. Yet, even in winter, these amazing life forms persist and survive. Sadly, as potentially “spooky” as many of these skittering creatures are for people, they are the ones that are more impacted by the activities of people, with large numbers of these species listed as threatened or endangered.

So, break out the citronella candles, put away the pesticides, and try to make peace with the legions of bugs all waiting to welcome you back to the great outdoors!

Disclaimer: As always, these are mock “horrorscopes” and should not be considered as predictive or indicative of any specific person or persons. The insects, bugs, and arachnids are very real, however.