Sunday, October 20, 2013
Okay, so I sort of became obsessed with the idea of writing my own spooky short story at Halloween time, and I've had an idea rattling around in my skull for a couple of years now. As a kid I loved reading Edgar Allen Poe's stories, and have more recently discovered the works of Algernon Blackwood and H.P. Lovecraft. There is something really fun about the elegant way these old writers weave a spooky tale together.
So, foolishly, I attempted to do the same thing myself. Though it's certainly not a masterpiece, I am pleased with the way it turned out. I would love for you to read it and give me feedback.
Keep in mind (this is for you Mom), this is not my normal style of writing. This is not a feel-good, funny, or spiritual story in any way. It's a horror story--or at least my attempt at a horror story. Read it being forewarned. It's also rather long for a short story--think of Poe's "The Fall of the House of Usher," or Blackwood's "The Wendigo." You will need some time and the proper setting to get into it.
You can find my story, The Maze, on my other blog, Matt's Scratch Pad. I'd love to know if you like it.