Madman, Personal Essay about Feelings on Horror
I love horror novels. Stephen King
and Edgar Allen Poe are my idols. Perhaps having these two, demented madmen
as my personal mentors sounds sick, but I tend to think as they do. Most of
my writings are short stories of horror (usually about the length of Poe's
'The Tell-Tale Heart' and 'The Masque of the Red Death'). My friends often
ask me four questions: 'Why do you not publish some of your work?' and 'Where do you get your ideas from?' and 'What is it like writing this horror stuff?'
and 'Why do you like writing horror stories?'
First, I do not publish my work (although some writers at the Virginian
Pilot newspaper feel I should) because it's mine. I know this sounds
selfish, but I'm being honest. …
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