Tuesday, April 10, 2007
If It's After Easter, I Must Be Back
I would like to thank people for their comments to the previous post. I have been on vacation from blogging. I thought I would write more, but oddly enough I seem to have just found other ways to squander time. I have been working on my fiction though, and find it is really a matter of being self-disciplined. Yeah.
"Mytholog" 's new issue is online now, which means so is my short story: "GOD". Feel free to visit their website, read the story, then tell them how much you love it or hate it. http://www.mytholog.com/
I'll give you a preface. I wrote the story in response to someone asking me: "Why must everything you write be so dark?" I remember smiling, shrugging, and dismissing her. I do that well.
When I look back at much of my work, I have admit that I do often choose the dark path. Why? Maybe Charles or Wayne can tell you better why people write horror. I can only share this:
"Do you like roller coasters? Yeah. Me too. What about driving on a slick expressway twenty miles over the speed limit on a busy Wednesday afternoon and then having someone clap their hands over your eyes? Yeah. Me too. You like Michael Meyers? Freddy Kruger? What about Jason Voorheis? or even Hannibal Lecter? Yeah...Me too. What about waking up in the middle of the night because you hear someone outside. Then, when you go downstairs to check things out, you discover your back door is open a little bit, and you remember locking it before you went to bed. Yeah? Me too."
Posted by Stewart Sternberg at 8:14 PM