“The Other World” by Analise Paone


Today is the last stop in the virtual A Journey of Words blog tour. I’m thrilled to introduce young, up and coming author Analise Paone and her short story “The Other World”.

Synopsis: A girl stumbles into an alternate scary world through a blue glow and meets all the classic monsters.

What inspired you to write this story?: I love to watch scary movies like “Poltergeist” and read scary books like “Goosebumps.” I love scary stuff so I thought to myself, “yeah, I should try that.”

How long have you been writing?: I came up with story ideas when I was 6 years old, but I didn’t have the time to write them. When I turned 7 years old, I started to write poems, and when I was 8 years old, I started writing short stories and stapling the pages together and showing them to my family.

What genre do you usually write in?: horror, comedy, and non-fiction.

What are you working on right now?: I’m working on my first comic book and trying to work on more non-fiction stories and poetry.

What advice would you give to new writers?: Come up with an idea and write it on paper first with a pencil so you can erase your mistakes. If you don’t know how to end a story or get stuck on a part, ask someone to help you. Also, put a lot of details and make your story make sense.

You can find “The Other World” alongside my story “Retribution” and thirty-four other great short stories here: http://www.scoutmediabooksmusic.com/a-journey-of-words


About Laurie Gardiner

Laurie has loved writing as long as she can remember. Her first published work, “'Til Death Do Us Part,” placed first in the 1997 Cambridge Writers’ Collective short story contest. Her latest works include short stories, “Retribution" and "Thief," appearing respectively in Scout Media's 2016 and 2017 anthologies, A Journey of Words and A Haunting of Words. Over the years, her poetry has also been published in various anthologies. Her debut novel, Tranquility, published in 2015, by Escargot Books and Music, was inspired by her work as a personal support worker specializing in dementia care. In 2015, she graduated with honors from Conestoga College’s Creative Writing program. She’s a Canadian, an avid reader, a yogi, and a Gemini. She grew up on a farm in remote northern Ontario, and now lives in Cambridge, Ontario with her husband and cat.
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