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.