So what have I been doing? Well, working on a couple of guest blog posts, and trying to figure out what the hell a new story called The Man Dogs Hated was actually about. (Turns out its about conformity and the sacrifices we make to belong somewhere. And dogs.)
So in the absence of anything for me to actually write about, here's some cool stuff written by other people on the subject of horror or fiction this week:
- The ever-excellent Cate Gardner talks about horror, gingerbread men, and The Wizard of Oz in a guest posting on This Is Horror.
- Neil Schiller starts a new music-related flash fiction project, 7'' Stories on his blog. Warning: his post contains a link back to my blog, so don't get trapped in an infinite loop clicking between the two...
- There's an interesting discussion about the difference between Western And Asian horror films on the Hail Horrors, Hail site.
- And finally, Gary McMahon is interviewed about his latest books on Starburst. I really like his final few lines: "It’s always there, in the darkness – the darkness that’s inside us all, the darkness that awaits us when this crazy ride is over."
N.B. This blog post was written whilst listening to songs by: Pavement, Emmy The Great, and Daisy Chainsaw, as well as the proper 8 minute plus version of Stay Together by Suede.