Yet another Good News post! These are my favourite. :3
The scariest short story I’ve ever written has been accepted! “Dark Light 2”, sequel to the wildly successful “Dark Light” will feature my piece, “Duck”. My name will even be on the cover (along with the other contributors; that’s pretty cool!).
Annie hears her mother call from downstairs. As she rushes to go to her, her mother stops her. “Don’t go; I heard it too.”
(Incomplete cover below.)
I’ll of course let you know when it’s out and link to it and everything. I’m really excited to see this one in print, and really pleased that my attempt at writing something scary-pants actually worked. So here’s to Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly, and to their anthology, “Dark Light 2”.
Thanks for reading.
Working on a piece for a horror anthology featuring classical music. I hope something from the early Romantic period counts, because Chopin’s Raindrop Sonata has always been mind fodder for terrors for me. It’s such a journey; one of my favourite pieces I studied while taking piano.
Chopin doesn’t look like a scary guy, right? *Swoon*
Working out the logistics of a werewolf who becomes a poltergeist is interesting; do they change into an etherial werewolf on the full moon? (Yes.) Can someone be bitten and infected by such a werewolf? (Yes.) Fun stuff. So far the musical aspect of my story is the most creepy; my protagonist wakes up playing the piano, when she’s never played before.
(Insert scary ghost noises here!)
So, DF Lewis, I hope you dig Chopin, because he can be one scary, scary dude.
Whoa whoa whooooooaaaaaa- what do you mean you had 1,500 short stories published while I was slacking off aging from 1 to 15!? Holy smokes, this guy is a machine. What an inspiration!
He must know the craft pretty well; hopefully he digs my classical-pianist/werewolf/poltergeist silliness.
Thanks for reading.
I enjoy playing with word clouds.
I made one for a recent short story, “The Darker Paths”:
Word clouds are fun.
But did I really use “Max” and “Brian” *that* much? Gosh. Something to keep in mind when I’m crafting.
My next project, “Blood Drop Sonata”, is for a horror anthology featuring classical music. I’m having good fun with it. I’m starting to mesh monsters with wild abandon; werewolf poltergeists are a thing, right? Well, now they are.
And just so I’m clear,