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message 1: by Trever (new)

Trever | 27 comments Thought I would make a thread for amateur writers of short fiction to share. I've written a horror movie/book review blog called Kentucky Fried Popcorn for a few years now. Up till recently, it's been mainly movie reviews, but last year I branched out and started my own web comic as well, and this year I dipped one toe into writing "flash fiction" by turning out this 1000 word micro-short story called Satan's Camaro

The title is the result of some joking around with various writer friends, where we were trying to think up the stupidest story titles we could. "Satan's Camaro" was the number one fave, and then I got dared to write an actual story out of it. If you have 3 minutes of reading time, lemme know how I did. Thanks!


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Katharine Francis (emilylarson) | 677 comments Mod
Trever wrote: "Thought I would make a thread for amateur writers of short fiction to share. I've written a horror movie/book review blog called Kentucky Fried Popcorn for a few years now. Up till recently, it's..."

I will check it out. Thanks for sharing. :)


message 3: by Paula (new)

Paula Cappa | 78 comments Great idea Trever. I will check out your site. I love horror shorts! I have a blog, Tales of Terror, which posts free horror shorts every week (classic tales by the master writers of 18th and 19th centuries. This week is Clark Ashton Smith's, "The Beast of Averoigne." The full text and narrations too.

Last week was M.R. James' "Oh Whistle and I'll Come to You," and I posted the link for the film adaptation.
http://paulacappa.wordpress.com/2013/...

For my own horror shorts, my latest short story was just published in Whistling Shade Literary Journal. This is more of a ghost story, historical, about a haunting at the Old Manse, Nathaniel Hawthorne's home in Concord, MA.

http://paulacappa.wordpress.com/short...


message 4: by Trever (new)

Trever | 27 comments Wow, I love your blog! It looks so professional, geez. I'm currently debating on whether to try redoing mine or just ditching it. It was built for movie reviews and so it isn't really geared for fiction posting.

PS - Love MR James, and have the BBC Christmas versions of several of his stories.

PPS - Regarding your blog comment about Librivox, yeah, it varies. My wife and I listen to audiobooks all the time, and it's amazing how much a good reader can make or kill a book. I'm not a fan of over-excited reading, myself, and that's sometimes common in horror. Some inflection for tension and pacing, sure, but I've listened to readers who were practically shouting and panting through the scary bits and that just gets annoying.


message 5: by Paula (new)

Paula Cappa | 78 comments Nocturnal Adventures Full of Dark...

Wilhelm Hauff's "The Severed Hand" is a gem of a short story. This author is not high on the list of most popular authors but I promise you, The Severed Hand is unforgettable. Read it free this week at Tales of Terror.

http://paulacappa.wordpress.com/2013/...


message 6: by Paula (new)

Paula Cappa | 78 comments There is a face in the darkness ... inside a mysterious mansion ...

If you've read Balzac's "The Mysterious Mansion," then you know what a chilling story this is. If not, stop by Tuesday's Tale of Terror for a free read.

http://paulacappa.wordpress.com/2013/...


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