March 9th, 2008


A small piece of original fiction

A few days ago, elanya announced that one of her stories was accepted at, and it kinda inspired me to write something in the horror genre. I was reading their submission guidelines when I came across this:
Originality demands that you’re better off avoiding vampires, zombies, and other recognizable horror tropes unless you have put a very original spin on them. (Ghosts are currently somewhat more smiled upon, mainly because they haven’t settled into such predictably canonical treatment; you don’t know what a ghost can do until the author establishes it, so fear of the unknown is intact — which is the real lesson here.)

That statement inspired me to scribble out a quick piece of original work a couple of Saturdays ago between bits of my sandwich at Griffin's Bakery & Café, which is the closest thing we have to a Panera Bread around here. *sigh* Anyway, there's nothing scary about this vignette (except that I haven't given it a title) and it probably needs a little more work, but it might be a little entertaining. Any comments and criticism will be appreciated. Thanks!
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