Penny Dreadful Writers Guild “Halloween” Post

Last night was the October “Halloween” meeting of Upstart Poets (cf. September 27, April 27) at which, at the “soiree” — the equivalent of an open mike period after the featured poets have finished — I read Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Conqueror Worm” in the first round, and then in the second, a “lightning round” as we were running short of time, I ended the session with my horrorku “Honeymoon Magic” from VAMPS (A RETROSPECTIVE).  Then today, having need to visit the Bloomington Writers Guild site (cf. June 15, et al.), I was reminded that my flash story “Penny Dreadful,” a tale of young love and how zombiehood doesn’t mean one has to miss one’s senior prom, is, as of yesterday, this week’s special Halloween selection.  To read it for yourself, just click here, but hurry.  Something else will be taking its place on November 1.

As for “Honeymoon Magic,” revealing the perfect wedding gift for the newly wed vampiress, check page 65 of VAMPS (A RETROSPECTIVE), which can be ordered by clicking its picture in the center column.  After all, you never know what that ex-girlfriend of yours — you remember, the one you thought at the time was a Goth? — might really have been.

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  1. Read and enjoyed your gruesome little flash –quite touching, actually! I don’t think I’ve ever read anything about zombies that left me feeling “Aw, how sweet!” Thanks, Jim!

  2. Thank you, Marge. That’s a real compliment!




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