1st December 2020
Greetings, fellow horror freak…
Fear not; begone ye petulant quiverings, for this year of such dread-inducing shitness is but a month away from resolve.
You’ve done it, fellow horror freak. You’ve made it through. A new year awaits, and with it a new dawn. Horror’s held my hand through some of the toughest times of my life, and it continued holding my hand through the inconsiderate-guest-that-won’t-take-the-hint-and-leave that has been 2020. It’s been a vent for frustration, anger, sorrow; it’s been a laugh, a terror, a bit of fun; it’s been a black hole into which a jolly jaunt can yield endless ponderings into the nature of the human mind, and its capacity to endure.
Well, my friend, you have endured.
There’s no news I can give you that can possibly top the above: your strength, your perseverance, your endurance. Nevertheless, you’ve come to this pesky blog for horror, and horror ye shall have.
My website’s Writers’ Spotlight has re-emerged from the murky depths with a brand new offering from previous contributor, the amazing Mai Kil. Essential is a fitting piece with which to end the year, detailing the struggles of a retail worker during a pandemic. It’s dark, it’s grim, it’s oh so cathartic.
I’ll be serving up my own (award winning, baby) A Dying Moment in The Sirens Call eZine for their special end of year December issue. Nice.
Finally, from January to March I’m going to be running the FREEBIE-FOR-A-REVIEW drive on Instagram, whereby if you manage to be the first to simply fire me a DM upon my posting of a book I’ve bought from one of my writer peers, then I’ll mail it straight to your door, totally free of charge. The purpose of this is to open book-lovers’ eyes to the importance of Amazon reviews for authors, and all I’ll ask in return is for you to post an (honest) review for that particular author’s book. So hunt me down on Instagram so we can connect, keep an eye on the crap I post, and hopefully we can get a free book to ya!
Allow me to close by wishing you my warmest Christmas wishes – if that’s your kind of thing. If it’s not, allow me to still wish you my very warmest wishes. We’re the same, you and I, us and them. Let’s make 2021 the year of unity and healing. We kicked 2020’s butt, so give yourself and anyone in close proximity a hefty pat on the back. We rock.
See you on the other side!