EDIT: I have since found out that the gif below is a book called The Gashlycrumb Tinies: A Very Gorey Alphabet by Edward Gorey who, as it turns out, was quite the character. Fascinating… Anyhoo, I am going to email the trust company holding his copyright and ask if it’s a problem for me to use it as inspiration.
Now we know. 😉 Have a great Saturday!
“Nano?? She wants to talk about NaNo? November is months away!”
True! But Camp #1 is less than two months away and we all know me – Super Prepper Extraordinaire.
No, really, the reason I’m writing today is because I’ve been totally inspired.
Remember that Wolfman said, “Babes, if I’m doing all the NaNos, so are you!”? (Or something like it that means that I’m doing all the NaNos.) Well, we decided that in April we would write Horror, a genre that neither of us have written in. Wolfman will be doing a slasher story, blood and gore and a plot stuck in there somewhere.
I decided that I was going to do something supernatural (duh) and funny. Comedic horror isn’t done often but it is done. Take a look at Netflix, for example. It’s out there and I think I can do it justice.
I have decided to do a series of short stories based on this tumblr gif:
A friend of mine posted it to my personal Facebook page along with the message: Next years nano challange…you have a 10 months to work on it. These 26 deaths. It might be a bit macabre, no?
K’s a bit bossy. Can you tell? 😉
He’s right though. It’s a good idea and it’s a bit macabre. There are reasons he is one of my favourite people.
As I was copying down each of the one-liners here – and I won’t use them in the story, I don’t want to step on copyright issues – I was inspired by a few of them.
C is for Clara, who wasted away. (Someone is stealing her essence; recently diseased husband, who doesn’t wish to be dead)
P is for Prue, trampled flat in a brawl. (a small child abandoned by her father as he runs into the fight)
O is for Olive, run through by an awl. (killed by a machinist named Marc)
S is for Susan, who perished of fits. (a daredevil epileptic)
Titus, who flew into bits. (a soldier invaded by a demon who blows him up from the inside out after he stumbles on an ancient burial site)
V is for Victor, who is squashed under a train. (A Christine-esque [Stephen King] story)
W is for Winnie, who is encased in ice. (imprisoned in ice a milennia ago by wizards seeking to protect their lands, found, and thawed, by modern day glaciologists)
Y is for Yorick, whose head was knocked in. (A Hamlet prequel?)
So, I’m going to continue to brainstorm the alphabet. Once I have ideas for them all I will plot them out so they have a beginning, middle and an end. Come April 1st, I will be ready to roll out a short story a day.
It’ll be fun! Maybe I’ll post them here as they’re completed too.
I have a whack of pictures for you folks. I’ve been having trouble wrapping my head around the blogs but I think I just discovered the key to it and the pictures will come flying your way.
This particular one is something I found on the beach one day when we were wandering around after one of the storms to hit the coast. The little cave itself is only two inches (2.5cm) tall. I like the perspective in this photo and the contrast between sharp and blurred. It’s also kind of monotone with its shades of brown, something else I like.
The biggest reason I took the photo though, the reason I take most of them, is because it struck my fancy, totally amused me.
Now, I have a bunch of housework to do (yay) so I will say good-bye for now.