I am a young adult, dark fantasy writer. Lucky for me, teens are a twisted lot that seem to enjoy guts and gore, which is great for me because that is what I like to write. However, in the manuscript I am currently working on, I am having some trouble coming up with appropriate alternatives to the curse words we all know and love. I was hoping you may have some ideas. I have used "Hell" and "damn" a lot, but I know I will be editing these phrases out in my next draft, as they suggest western religion, which I don't want to touch on. In fact, I don't want to include religion in at all, as the story is complicated enough without it. I have seen other authors in my genre use phrases like "Rocks!" or "Great skies!" but not only do I find those words cheesy, but they also don't have the particular flavour I want for my character, who is really rather entitled and not shy about the words she uses. Just wondering if any of you may have some insightful alternatives so I can have one character say to another, "What in the name of living Hell are you talking about?" without the word "Hell." Thanks.