The Muses

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The Muses

Post by eric_marsh » Thu Oct 08, 2009 11:04 pm

The muses come to me at night and leer with their rotting death skull faces. Maggots drop from them onto my desk as they compel me to write. They show me death brought about in ten thousand terrible ways and things that are so much worse than death that the mind must shy away to preserve one's sanity.

It is my weakness that forces me to submit these manuscripts for publication. Had I the courage I would shoot myself, but alas, I do not. I can only release myself from these visions of Hell by passing them on to you.
Life is a tragedy for those who feel, but a comedy to those who think. - Horace Walpole
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Re: The Muses

Post by eric_marsh » Thu Oct 08, 2009 11:12 pm

Footnote:

I never really appreciated horror (except for Lovecraft) until I discovered Pseudopod. Most horror is so lame as that I just don't find it entertaining. But now that I've started playing around with drabbles it seems that quite a few of the ones I've written have an aspect of horror (or at least really bad things happening) to them.

Out, out damned muse!

On the other hand, I've always had an appreciation of, and a tendency for, dark humor. Perhaps that's where the elements of horror comes from.
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Re: The Horror Writer

Post by strawman » Thu Oct 08, 2009 11:23 pm

Unbeknownst to you, your imagination is the portal through which the evil forces of the Emperor Mursatz invade earth. Each drabble you write, someone suffers and dies.
Never judge anyone until you have biopsied their brain.

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Re: The Muses

Post by Phenopath » Fri Oct 09, 2009 8:18 am

thumbs up
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Re: The Muses

Post by ROU Killing Time » Fri Oct 09, 2009 9:00 pm

Phenopath wrote:thumbs up
Ya, thumbs up. Except for that part about unleashing Hell upon the world. Way to go, man.
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Re: The Muses

Post by Phenopath » Fri Oct 09, 2009 9:14 pm

Sorry ROU... tentacles up
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