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Pete Mesling's silhouette can, on rare occasions, be glimpsed prowling the watery byways of Seattle, Washington. He has sold fiction to such publications as All American Horror of the 21st Century: The First Decade; Black Ink Horror; Best New Zombie Tales, Vol. 2; Champagne Shivers; Doorways; two of the Potter's Field anthologies; Side Show 2: Tales of the Big Top and the Bizarre; Night Terrors; and a handful of Library of the Living Dead anthologies. Pete also writes not-so-frightening acoustic guitar music, produces the eclectic Bare Knuckle Podcast, dreams up new ways to scare the bejesus out of his fiancée, and revels in bike rides with his daughter, whose nickname is taken from a character in a Boris Karloff film.

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Pete Mesling I usually write through it, but sometimes I pick up a guitar instead. Or work on my podcast. Or take a walk. Sometimes a break is welcome, in other…moreI usually write through it, but sometimes I pick up a guitar instead. Or work on my podcast. Or take a walk. Sometimes a break is welcome, in other words. When it's not, you have to treat it like the enemy.(less)
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Why should you care what I have to say about the craft of writing? Well, I don’t know. I’m hardly a household name, but I’ve been at the writing game for a while. I’ve published a bunch of short stories over the years (even had a collection of them put out by a reputable small-press publisher before it was forced to close its doors by economic circumstances) and written a couple of (so far) unp... Read more of this blog post »
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William Shakespeare
“Tis now the very witching time of night,
When churchyards yawn and hell itself breathes out
Contagion to this world; now could I drink hot blood,
And do such bitter business as the day
Would quake to look on.”
William Shakespeare, Hamlet

Clive Barker
“There's no delight the equal of dread.”
Clive Barker, Dread

Charles Dickens
“Even the blind men’s dogs appeared to know him; and when they saw him coming on, would tug their owners into doorways and up courts; and then would wag their tails as though they said, 'No eye at all is better than an evil eye, dark master!”
Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

Stephen King
“For a moment everything was clear, and when that happens you see that the world is barely there at all. Don't we all secretly know this? It's a perfectly balanced mechanism of shouts and echoes pretending to be wheels and cogs, a dreamclock chimney beneath a mystery-glass we call life. Behind it? Below it and around it? Chaos, storms. Men with hammers, men with knives, men with guns. Women who twist what they cannot dominate and belittle what they cannot understand. A universe of horror and loss surrounding a single lighted stage where mortals dance in defiance of the dark.”
Stephen King, 11/22/63

Ben Marcus
“A short story works to remind us that if we are not sometimes baffled and amazed and undone by the world around us, rendered speechless and stunned, perhaps we are not paying close enough attention.”
Ben Marcus

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