(Late) Short Story Saturday: SMILE

           Because this is an eerie piece, I decided to not post it in the middle of the night on Saturday, and instead to do it on Sunday. Also, Part 2 of The Other Side is delayed so that I can do better planning. So here you are, my new short story SMILE

           It was going to be a good day. The sun was up and beaming in the very blue sky, the workday was over, and she was going back to her apartment to finally watch this Jessica Jones show that Sarah had been raving about. It was supposed to be very dark and realistic and grungy. That was basically her entire queue of shows anyway. As long as it stayed clearly in the realm of fiction, unlike that last weird show about serial killers that Sarah had talked about, she would be glued to her laptop for the night.

She walked along the bustling city street until she saw a cab coming. She raised her hand. The taxi stopped, thankfully, but not before someone walked by her, saying only one word:

“Smile.”

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A New Story Arrives! Soon.

I have been spending more time on Tumblr than on here, but you guys deserve to know this as well. For Short Story Saturday is going to be skipped possibly again this week. A new story cometh. It will be a short horror called “The Machine”, based loosely off my favorite Tim Burton film of all time. And no, it’s not because my first viewing was with the girl I was dating at the time.

Ok, that may have been part of it.

Maybe.

Anyhow, look for it in this Writing contest linked here. I’ll post a link as soon as it arrives.

Monthly Read n’ Review: Frank Peretti’s “Monster”

This is the very first of an all-new regular monthly post, the Monthly Read n’ Review. Today, I decided to ignore all the other wonderful options and talk about the book that got me hooked on the horror genre: Frank Peretti’s Monster.

Book Summary: More terrifying than any nightmare, something has scathed a very real path through the Idaho hills, paving it in blood and echoing screams. It lives, it hunts, and it’s just getting started. This time, the monster is real.

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The Voice: A Short Horror Story

So basically I found a crazy old horror short of mine, the very first one. Turns out, I had an excellent jump into the horror genre, some bits of which you will see as having influenced the novel I’m working on, Dark Soldier. In Dark Soldier, however, it’s a lot different. The antagonist is manipulative and will get inside your psyche until you want to break, all the while running you through a rat maze. But this, this is very different. This is straight up good old-fashioned horror.