horror: hor-ror (noun)
- An intense feeling of fear, shock, or disgust.
- A thing causing such a feeling.
Do you ever have nightmares after watching a horror flick or reading a horror novel? Maybe just a case of the heebie-jeebies? Do you find yourself making double sure all the doors are locked when you’re home alone at night? Do you check the closets and under the bed? For a split second before you turn on the light in a dark room, do you hesitate, afraid to reveal the monster that might be lurking?
Oh sure, some of you are saying “Suck it up, you big baby. Horror never gives me nightmares.”
To you I say, “You haven’t been working out your imagination enough.” Continue reading “Do Horror Writers Give Themselves Nightmares?”
It’s the end of the world and the undead hordes are hunting down the remains of humanity.
I know what you’re thinking. It’s the zombies again. Right?
Nope. This time it’s the vamps.
Continue reading “Stake, the Post-Apocalyptic Treat”
Welcome to Killer Thursdays, where everything goes bump in the night…
*Winners for author Jay Squire‘s giveaway are announced at the bottom*
At long last, I have procured a copy of Mark Z. Danielewski’s House of Leaves. I was hesitant to read it for two reasons. Yeah, I know it’s been out for a good long while and I’m kinda late to the party. Continue reading “Exploring the House: Mark Z. Danielewski’s House of Leaves”
This week’s flash fiction was inspired by Haley Whitehall’s May Flash Fiction Challenge and Billie Jo Wood’s Sabotage Sunday Flash Fiction Challenge.
“He never should have been there in the first place.” Sally dropped the duffel bag on the counter. It landed with a thunk. Continue reading “The Machine (a story in 500 words or less)”