no shrinking violet

words by e. spalding

I finished the first first draft of the first chapter of a novel this morning! Word count currently sitting at a very modest ~6,500 words, with so very many left to go before the finish line is even in sight, but I think what I am most proud of with this particular accomplishment is how …

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To borrow a quote from William Friedkin, “True horror is seeing something approach.” In “A Guest for Mr. Spider,” true horror is seeing a lonely child approach something unspeakably horrible, and being unable to stop it, or look away.

Three half-men in a lifeboat drifted on the methane sea.  Her ship’s name, Night Marie, was written on the stern like a tombstone.  The ship, along with the rest of her crew, had sunk thirty hours before sunset. Sparks, the ship’s half-boy, crouched in the bows, his ears still ringing with the sound of screams, though …

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Some updates to the site: rearranged some of the navigation on the home page because it was driving me bonkers, but more importantly: top-level navigation pages for horror and weird fiction podcast recommendations (“the radio”), including links to specific stories! In time the drop-down menu will be expanded to include audio drama and some other …

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