It is so hot, that it is almost unbearable.  The heat is enough to drive anyone to distraction.  Me?  I am on the computer typing up my next short story, which strangely enough, appears to be another horror.

What is it with Horror that I seem to be writing a lot of it lately (okay, this is my second short story, but it is no doubt going to have horror elements) and I have decided to just go with it and accept it for what it is and just keep going with it, because try as I might, I can’t seem to get any other genre to come out of me at the moment.

My latest short story is called The Feeding and is about a vampire, although it is probably hard to tell to start with.  I am extremely happy with it, even though it is a work in progress and will no doubt change as my story goes on.

I am actually enjoying writing short stories at the moment, now that I have the hang of them, and trying not to complicate them.  That is the key to writing a successful story (in my mind anyway), getting a simple snap of a moment in time and then writing about it.  As per the title, my short story is about a vampire about to have a feed, because, like you or me, it is driven to it by a sense of need.  Everyone experiences hunger and thirst.

Short story writing is becoming something I am really enjoying doing, and will continue to do so for some time, as long as I have material to work with.

Short Story Drive
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2 thoughts on “Short Story Drive

  • February 4, 2010 at 11:30 am

    There is something very satisfying about the short story format. I think you can get away with a lot more than you can in a novel.

  • February 4, 2010 at 11:33 am

    I’m really feeling short stories at the moment as well, to the point where I can’t even think about novels, or come up with any new novel ideas! I think the short story is where I’ll be at for awhile now, with time being more scarce than before.

    Cracks me up that all you’re getting is horror though 😉 too funny!


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