Reading Recap: October 2016

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I had such a cool concept for this month’s Reading Recap: I wanted to read only horror books and then do an exploration of why they were so scary. Graduate school felt like my own edition of survival horror at its finest, so I’ll simply be sharing the books I caught up on this month.

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On Blood Magic

blood magic title cardI’ve just finished playing Dragon Age: Origins and Dragon Age II and reading A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab. Both books tackle the idea of having blood magic, which gives me food for thought as I develop the seven main magical systems in my work.

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The Crimson Stethoscope: A Horror Story

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I went to a meet-up this week where I almost presented this 265-word short story that I wrote in under an hour. That introduction wasn’t meant to be a brag, it’s terrible, but I liked it enough to read it out loud. It’s a little spooky so reader beware. If you want some campy Halloween, story-telling fun, this plot generator kept me entertained for a few moments. Enjoy! Continue reading

Spooky Scary: On Adjectives, Adverbs, and Similes

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I saw this tweet the other day that replaces all the adjectives in H.P. Lovecraft with the word “spooky.” I then saw another tweet that removed all the adjectives, adverbs, and similes altogether. Let’s do a quick exploration. It’s also October so talking about spooky things is totally in right now.

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