About Me

S. Kay Smith is a horror writer and Satanic witch hailing from the Houston, TX metropolitan area. She has been published in several zines online, links to which can be found here, and she has a Bachelors degree in Creative Writing.


Welcome, my darling demons, ghouls, wraiths, and shades, to my blog! Thank you for coming to visit, and for taking a peek into the bottomless dark abyss that is my perspective of the world.

The main purpose of this blog is really an exercise in meeting my own deadlines; I’m terrible at it. Now, I can meet a deadline imposed by a professor or employer; but when it’s me saying I need to get whatever finished by whenever, I’d rather play video games. My intent in writing a weekly blog is to train myself to better manage my time.

That being said, you can expect to hear from me every Sunday at around three in the afternoon. Most of what I write on this blog will pertain to the art and craft of writing (mostly prose and fiction), and Satanism, as these are the topics that interest me most. That’s not to say that I’m restricting myself to just those topics – I write about whatever I feel like writing about – but it is important to note that, in keeping with my theme, most of what I write on this blog will be filtered through a Satanic perspective. If that’s a problem for you… Well, you’re the one who went to a website called Playing With Demons. Not sure what you expected. Please don’t try to convert me on your way out. (Seriously, I’ve only been a Satanist for about a year and a half at the time of this writing; before that I was a United Methodist, and I stuck with that far longer than was really healthy).

For the rest of you, please, enjoy! Get to know the monstrosities lurking in my mind, and maybe learn how to explore your own darkness as well. And if you feel a chill, your bed starts to shake, and the lights begin to flicker, don’t worry. That’s just the demons. They’re a playful bunch… Usually.