Books & Pieces: Haunted October-style
Specter Spectacular contributor Jay Wilburn carves up a short story on Dark Moon Digest — read “The Perfect Cut.” It’s disturbing but intriguing, and proves once again that some of the best horror isn’t about the monsters lurking in the shadows, but the monsters lurking in your own head.
Or perhaps you’d rather make your own cut. Marie Loughin’s “I WANNA BE . . .” is hosting a continuing story (also known as an exquisite corpse). Each passerby adds a few lines to the tale and in the end Marie Loughin will have a great Frankenstein of a yarn in her comment section! And we do mean Frankenstein, these are horror writers after all.
The Goodreads giveaway of Specter Spectacular: 13 Ghostly Tales continues! Enter on Goodreads between now and Halloween for a free print copy of this short anthology that’s been signed by the editor.
Add a little science to your diet of pumpkin gore and creepy closet fiends with this list of 10 Tips for Generating Killer Science Fiction Story Ideas.
Fact: The birthday of Cleo Tidwell, the heroine of The Haunted Housewives of Allister, Alabama, is October 31. While Haunted Housewives takes place in the same spooky season as we’re now celebrating, Cleo doesn’t get a chance to celebrate her Halloween b-day in the novel– things are a bit too crazy for that, what with the attempts on her life, the haunted painting making mischief, her husband getting possessed, and the Church of the Blue Suede Shoes making threats. The ebook edition early-release is out now, print edition coming next week!
For the ultimate grab bag of ghost and haunted houses — from real life ghostly experiences to tips and prompts for writing ghostly fiction — check out our Haunted October listing. An entire month full of great posts and articles.
Posted on October 25, 2012, in Books + Pieces, Haunted October, World Weaver Press and tagged blue suede shoes, Books + Pieces, coffin hop, fiction story ideas, ghosts, Haunted Housewives of Allister Alabama, haunted painting, Jay Wilburn, science fiction story, Specter Spectacular, Susan Abel Sullivan, World Weaver Press. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.