Writing about Horror, Sci-Fi and Interactive Fiction

Tag: fiction (page 1 of 1)

Reflections on The Mist

A freak storm overtakes the small town of Bridgton. It knocks down trees, powerlines, crippling the small town. David takes his son and neighbor into town to pick up some supplies. They stop at the Federal Food Supermarket to find it packed with other townsfolk.

As they wait in line, a thick mist swallows the town. It’s no ordinary mist. It contains a horde of massive mutated bugs straight from a Lovecraft fever dream.

And then, the bodies start to pile up.

Read more

Writing Every single Day

In my sophomore year of college, I took an intermediate writing class. I thought it was going to be like my introductory course. That is, write a story utilizing expanded concepts.

I was wrong.

My instructor, the great Perry Glasser smiled like an executioner about to start the warm-up torture before the crown pleasing beheading. “I want you to write six stories and I want you to write them in the next six weeks. Your first story is due next week.”

Read more

The Turning of the Worm

In 2003, a person (whose name is long forgotten) reached out to me on this blog. He was creating a zine based on 1930s depression era horror and asked if I’d like to contribute a story for it. I wrote a first draft but by the time I reached out to him, he was gone. His zine was taken offline and that was the end of that.

I liked the story and kept it around, polishing it over the years. I started submitting my work to various magazines on and off. I found one horror focused magazine called Body Parts Magazine that has since gone dark. (Reference images here). I submitted it in 2014. It took an entire year to get a response, but they accepted my story for publication in 2015. I was paid twenty dollars! That’s the most money I have earned from my fiction writing.

The story has been taken offline due to Body Parts’ closure, but I thought it’d be nice to share it as I won’t be submitting it again. Enjoy!

Read more