Last year, I ran an October special called “Celebrating All Things Spooky,” in which I… did exactly what the title says, in honor of Halloween. I wrote reviews of the survival horror game Anna, the horror adventure game Scratches, the excellent movie Arsenic and Old Lace, and the animated movie Grinch Night.
Another October is upon us, so it’s time for another round of spookiness! I kicked it off a year ago with an overview of my own horror writing, and I’m pleased to say that list has grown.
If you haven’t already, take some time this month for The Book at Dernier, my Lovecraftian serial published by The Red Penny Papers. You can read it online for free!
A young scholar eager to make a name for himself travels to the strange town of Dernier, where he uncovers a secret that should have forever remained hidden.
Of all my published stories, The Book at Dernier is probably my favorite. It has Lovecraftian influences, a cult, possibly a little inspiration from Silent Hill… I distanced myself from Lovecraft’s style later on, because it had too great an effect on my writing. Now that I’ve learned and grown as a writer, I should really go back to it.
Flash fiction became another big thing for me over the past year. My four cold and twisted romance stories published at Loveme.eu are basically horror, and several of my Specklit drabbles tell a horror story in only 100 words.
Those are all the new stories, but don’t forget to check out my older ones!
- My short, not-really-horror ghost story, “White Lady” (based on a campus legend)
- My flash fiction horror story, “The Shape in the Sky”
- My serial starring a zombie detective, Sacreya’s Legacy
- And my zombie comedy, The Accidental Zombie
Now, let’s look forward to a good, spooky month of October!---
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