bITS 'N CHUNKS
Once again with the bullshit!
This is another one that I really liked the concept of and I actually like the story overall, I just had no real interest in developing it further or working on it. It was a nice exercise. I was like, "a noir-ish underworld fantasy? Yeah." after most of this flash fiction challenge was full of stories of death and self loathing el oh el. This story is so...pure it just looks weird in comparison.
Back to the bullshit everyone,
So...this became my sort of Dark Tower homage I think. I enjoyed the concept of the story and the main character but I lost a lot of steam with it, so you'll see later I tried to write another one and lost steam AGAIN before I just took a break and said nah. I think I know what I want to do with him I just need to give his story time to percolate. Meanwhile, this is technically the end and the other one is the...middle? Man, writing is fuckin' weird.
I figured I would start off with something I actually enjoyed and ended up being helpful. If you follow me on social media, you may have heard back in August I had a death in my immediate family. In the midst of all that, I was also going through some pretty heavy shit before and after. I'm the exact opposite of religious but there are times when I take comfort in religious ceremony and, strangely enough, orthodox practices. What I'm trying to say is, I was watching The Last Temptation of Christ and made a connection with Lazarus of Bethany.
This actually ended up on my AO3 account which I will never share so if you see it there and here just remember real Gs move in silence! Omerta and all that!
So last week I heavily implied that I would be running these Halloween skreets with a boatload of content and then...not so much. Technically I have been over here at Global Comment (y'all like Halloween countdowns?) but I wanted to get a little more ambitious with my blogging space! Unfortunately, the malady known as D E P R E S S I O N took me down through there and I had to focus my energy on my professional work otherwise I wouldn't be getting shit done.
Well, I'm not really better per se but I feel good enough to share the things that I literally wrote months ago in case of just such an emergency, so FINALLY here we go with the writings again. As I said previously, I started a self-imposed flash fiction challenge that went from "flash fiction" to "what can i finish with minimal editing in a day" to "regular short story writing". I wasn't feeling any prompts so I decided to do a play list. I'm really no good at making play lists but I like writing to music, as you may have heard.
While I'm getting my other posts together, I'll be sharing a few stories. Most of these will be me clowning on myself, but good or bad the purpose of this challenge for me was just keeping the pen moving/keyboard clacking. And I don't really mind making a spectacle of myself; I mean, come on.
That being said, here is my curated play list:
Wow y'all, I really tried it with this story! I vaguely remember writing it and it was inspired by a lot of Turner Classic Movies and this Halloween banger right here, thus the title. If you read slow enough you can hear the damn yodeling in the background! I was actually impressed by this story because it was another total throwaway and I didn't care for it, but looking back on it now, I can't really roast it. Right down to that Tales From the Crypt ending. Okay, maybe I can roast it a little. I think this is the last time I would write a true horror story but I don't know, man, I might need to try it again.
Ia! If you've come this far, you're either looking for weird or you know you've found it...