Weekend Wrap-up / Inktober Day 30 (Slither): Somewhat Spooky Saturday

October 30: Slither(yn)

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Weekend Wrap-up

It’s Saturday.

“Tell us something we don’t know…”

When I realized that Halloween landed on a Sunday—how often does that happen?

“More often than when it lands on Friday the 13th. Now, that would be spooky.”

Well anyway, I decided to take advantage of the alliterative possibility, and created “Spooky Sunday”.* I then realized that I have nothing to write about today, so here we are on “Somewhat Spooky Saturday”.

Let’s talk horror stories, shall we?

“Finally.”

Quiet you. When you are asked about horror writers, who do you think of? Stoker? Shelley? Barker? King? Koontz? Rice? Lovecraft? Poe? Need I go on?

“Nope. It’s quite alright.”

Anyway, there are many. I don’t read much horror, but I did get started with King early in his career. I read some Koontz and Saul before discovering Poe and Lovecraft. There is something about Victorian horror that modern writers just can’t come close to. Maybe it’s the flowery writing or the ability to creep a reader without resorting to gruesome details. H.P. Lovecraft is the only horror writer that made the hair on my skin rise up and sent a shiver through my spine. I wish I could remember which story it was—or maybe I don’t.

I’ve written poetry, science fiction, post-apocalyptic, and humor, but never horror, although some may argue that my short story There’s no Place Like Home is more horror than post-apocalyptic.

So I decided to write a horror story**.

“Whaaaa…?”

I know, right! I’ll post it tomorrow.

From my blog this week:

Free Book Friday / Inktober Day 29 (Patch): My latest Interview- In Conversation With Author Elizabeth O’Carroll

Thursday Thoughts / Inktober Day 28: No Thoughts at All… – Really? None?

Weird Wednesday / Inktober Day 27 (Spark): Recipe for Success (or Disaster) – An odd thought and cartoons.

Tuesday Tirade / Inktober Day 26 (Connect): Ripe ideas – This was my favorite post of the week.

Monday Musings / Inktober Day 25 (Splat): How Slow Can You Go? – V….e…r….y

From the blogs of other’s:

Just Right For Halloween! – A collection from Stevie Turner.

Friday Spotlight 29th October – Abbie Johnson Taylor – Another blogger’s interview with an author

Identifying as a Content Creator (or not) – Con – TENT or CON – tent?

Trick or treat — canine edition – Costumed Canines

For the Love of Libraries – We still have them? Of course!

10 Real Life Home Fashion Choices from the 1970s – Oh, the horror…


*Where does the punctuation go in this case? Or should I be using quotation marks in the first place?

**Short, of course.


Leon Stevens is a blogger, composer, artist, and an author of three books (so far): Lines by Leon: Poems, Prose, and PicturesJourneys: Eight Original Pieces for Classical Guitar and The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories.

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2 thoughts on “Weekend Wrap-up / Inktober Day 30 (Slither): Somewhat Spooky Saturday

  1. Pingback: Spooky Sunday / Inktober Day 31(Risk): My First Horror Story (a risk in itself) | Lines by Leon

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