A Halloween Story

Spider-man and Dracula stepped off the porch.

“What did she give us? I can’t see.” Dave pulled his Spider-man mask to adjust the eye holes.

“Take your stupid mask off, we’re not even at the door anymore.” Twin lines of spit dribbled down Rob’s chin from where his plastic fangs poked out past his lips.

Dave shook his head emphatically. “Sorry dude, with great power comes great responsibility.”

Rob raised his arms and looked around with exaggerated movements. “There aren’t even anymore houses on this street.”

Behind them, two Batmans, a Transformer and Princess Bubblegum ran up to the steps.

“So…seriously, what did she give us?”

Rob rummaged around in his pillowcase. “Oh man, weak!”

“What?”

“She gave us a toothbrush!”

Dave stopped walking and dug through his own haul. “Who does that? Why would somebody want to ruin Halloween?” With a groan, he pulled the offending treat from his bag and flicked it into a nearby bush.

Rob followed suit.

Dave turned back towards the house. “I kinda want to use these on her now.” He let his hand rest on the small, nylon bag tucked into the waist of his spider-pants.

“Yeah right, and miss the look on old lady Talbot’s face? Never.” Continue reading

I had an immeasurably good time chatting with horror maestros Andrew Pyper and Nick Cutter during the Windsor stop of the The Dark Side 2 tour.

Being at the beginning of my own writing career, it was an invaluable experience to sit down with these guys (who, by the way, were super nice) and hear what they had to say about the craft.

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The Dark Side comes to Windsor

I’ve been asked to host an evening with two big names in horror, Andrew Pyper (The Demonologist, The Damned) and Nick Cutter (The Troop, The Deep), when they come through Windsor on their Dark Side II: Highway of Horror tour.

The event will be held at the Windsor Star Café, located in downtown Windsor, on March 4th at 7pm. There’s no charge to get in.

I’ll be asking these two gentlemen questions, as well as taking some from the audience. After which, they will be doing readings from their newest novels. It should be a fun night.

For more info, check out the event page on facebook https://www.facebook.com/events/643632582431153

And this cool poster below. Poster_DarkSideII_Windsor

New Story!

Hopefully if you are a frequent viewer of my blog, then you also take some time to check out Adventure Worlds. If not, don’t worry, you can also start now lol.

There is a new post every Monday and guess what? This Monday was my turn. The story is called Relict. It is a horror/thriller story and, fun fact, was written almost entirely on my phone.

So head over to http://adventureworldsblog.com/2014/08/25/relict/ and give it a read.

Let me know what you think.

 

Summer’s Friend published on DM Du Jour

Way, way, way back in January I submitted a short story (Summer’s Friend) to an online horror magazine, called Danse Macabre. I had all but written off a reply from the magazine, since it had been SEVEN MONTHS!! but to my surprise, I was contacted late last week with an email from the magazine’s editor-in-chief. My story had been accepted and went up on one of their three websites, DM Du Jour, just now.

So without further ado, follow the link to Summer’s Friend on DM Du Jour

http://dmdujour.wordpress.com/2014/07/30/christian-laforet-summers-friend/