Helel ben Shahaar

aka just call me Hel

  • I live in the state of constant paranoia.
  • I was born on May 2
  • My occupation is writer.
  • I am the ancient curse called herpes.
  • Helel ben Shahaar

    Greetings, my faithful minions. Hel is back yet again, and as a special treate [sic], Writer's Lounge is back yet again, after almost 2.5 years. And who better to herald the coming of a new era then one of our new authors, the man, the myth, the movie, L0CKED334 the Highlander, the author of haunting stories such as Ink and Vivid. Without further ado, let's get right into the interview!

    Helel ben Shahaar: To start it off, why not tell us something about yourself?

    L0CKED334: Well, I'm from one of those small towns in lower Alabama that only has one store at the corner of their only traffic light. A lot of people hear where I am from and think trailer park, beer cans, and big trucks. I actually live in a brick house, recently became sober, and own a C…

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  • Helel ben Shahaar

    Hello there, my dear minions. Today, Uncle Hel will give you several pieces of writing advice on how to make the most out of fear factor in your creepypastas.

    Before we begin, I just want to clarify that what I am about to say here is largely subjective: it only covers my knowledge and preferences. Even so, it is very versatile, and will serve you fine in most situations.

    • Stephen King defined three different kinds of horror. They are:
      • Gross-out: this type of horror plays on the disgust. Things such as dismemberment, disembowelment, gore, biological horrors (such as boils, cancers, rot and decay). In short this is a horror that is based around the flesh. Some of the best examples of Gross-out horror include: Dogscape; Chimerical; It Breathes, …
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  • Helel ben Shahaar

    Surprise, minions! I bet you thought this wouldn't happen. But it does!

    Your favourite punching bag Helel is here with yet another contest for this year.

    And, obviously, the theme is the birthday of the beefed up nephilim baby! The Christmas! Or rather, what came to be from it...

    It is fairly simple, really: you need to write a 5000 or less words long story that is centered around the not-so-cherry-and-cream side of Christianity: Crusades (Northern and Eastern), Salem Witch Trials, Spanish Inquisition, Nero's Harassment of Christians, Early Muslim Religious Oppression... the subjects are ample and deliciously dark and bloody. Take your pick and then take your pen.

    The entries will be judged by a team of judges, consisting of Moist Nazi Submari…

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  • Helel ben Shahaar

    Minions! The mighty C'Thun requires more sustainance! Feed him stories!

    But seriously now. The submissions for "We Go Bump IV: House Before Twilight" are still open, and are in dire need of entries. I would very much appreciate if you would show your support by offering a story or two. It's a mutually beneficial arrangement.

    Let's go over rules/guidelines once again:

    • Anyone can enter, but not everyone will be published. No discrimination will be made, but understand that there is a very limited number of stories that can be added to this particular anthology, and that I will, naturally, be aiming for the best.
    • While everyone can get in, writers that haven't yet been published (in the past anthologies or on their own) will have a certain advant…
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  • Helel ben Shahaar

    I wasn't really gonna talk about this. Sounded much too pathetic and dramatic to mention. Still kinda does.

    But in these two years on the Wiki, I came to realize some things: some people I met here, are some of the nicest, funniest, sweetest, smartest, and overal best people I've met in my life. And although we've never seen face to face, I consider some of you as my second family.

    And as such, I think it's fair I that you should know what happened.

    How I almost left you. For good.


    It was two, almost three days since then. I was in the hills, doing the single most god-awful job I could do: woodcutting. Might not sound so bad, but coupled with facts that it was only three of us (67, 51, and 20 years old, respectively) against 20m2 of logs an…

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