If you’re in the Beaumont area this Friday, the 14th, check out the charity event at the LogOn Cafe. All donations go to the women and children’s shelter. I, unfortunately, can’t make it, but this is a wonderful opportunity to meet some rockin’ horror ladies and participate for a good cause.
Here is an excerpt that I wrote recently for a writing challenge. The original story is only 805 words, and I may lengthen it for my anthology. I hope you enjoy it!
Her eyes remained shut as she rolled over on to her back and allowed him to position himself on top of her. Insecurities drained away with his every move. She reached out to touch and explore his body and noticed there was a long scar-like line going from his chest to his navel. It began to open, and inside the scar hairy bristles began to protrude. Her arms were forcibly thrown above her head. She wanted to scream, but her desire to be physically taken by the stranger kept her voice silent. He noticed that she wasn’t going to fight, so he lessened his grip. Her hands followed his arms to his chest. The opening widened even further. Beneath his ribs was coarse hair that pulsated outward from the cavity. His human skin wrinkled and retracted. Bloody mucus surrounded the hairy beast that landed directly onto her stomach. The human man was no longer as the demon landed on her pelvis. All she could feel was passion. She didn’t care what it was as long as it fulfilled her womanly desires.
As she writhed in ecstasy, the beast stood on her stomach and gazed upon her chest. It heard her fast beating heart and drooled in hunger. Black claws reached down and scraped her milky skin. She couldn’t wait any longer. She finally was allowed to open her eyes to gaze on her mysterious lover. She found the bushy devil with its arms raised above its head. Before she could let out a scream, it sunk its stubby paw into her chest. Blood spurted from her mouth as the thing searched for a slippery piece of meat to grab on to. Its yellow eyes widened, and its fang-filled mouth curled up in anticipation. With a sudden jerk, it pulled out her heart, and she gasped her last breath. In her last seconds before the darkness, she saw the beast stare into her teary eyes and grinned as it took a huge bite and gnawed her organ. And then it was black.
I had to take a break from studying and finally got around to watching Motel Hell/Deranged. I love 80s cheese. You can’t miss Ms. Balbricker’s (Porky’s) performance in Motel Hell, played by Nancy Parsons herself. Deranged was just frickin’ cool. Roberts Blossom plays the Ed Gein-type character, and boy does he do a good job. Creepy old man goodness.
I can’t say the same about Jigoku. My gosh, it was a snoozefest. I don’t read up on movies before I watch them, so I had an open mind. I did like the FX, especially for a movie that was made in 1960. It was really ahead of its time, artistically speaking.
I’m not really good at writing film reviews because I always feel like they come out like book reports. I’m the type of person that says, “Hey. This movie’s cool, so go watch it.” Yeah. No imagination there. Anyhoo….
I’m glad to announce, however, that this week I will be premiering my own domain. My blog will officially be violetvandoren.com! I’m so glad to see where this year is already taking me. Lots of stuff happening. It’s slow going but it’s going, and that’s all that matters.
It’s 3 a.m., and I’m rolling around in bed, allowing my sleep-deprived brain to wander through a myriad of lists, scenarios, and topics of nothing. Through all of the mindless mess, I’m thinking of my writing. I’m not happy with it. There’s something missing. And then it hits me. I’m not content with my style. My recent story Leftovers has too much dialogue and not enough emotion. Yep. That’s it. There’s my problem. I’m so glad that I figured out how to fix it now instead of writing story after crappy story. So, I’ve come up with a few things:
1. No more posting excerpts until I’m fully satisfied with the end result. No sense in teasing you if you’re not going to be interested in crap. 🙂
2. I’m going to make a serious effort to write every day. Definitely something I’ve been lacking lately. No more excuses.
3. I have to keep my online time to a minimum. I won’t be able to blog but maybe 2 times a week, which I think is adequate enough anyway.
4. On a happier note, coming in February violetvandoren.wordpress.com will officially become violetvandoren.com! I’m so excited to have my own domain!
5. I have got to get a sleep aid so I can stop waking up so early in the morning for no reason.
With that, I’m probably going to only blog on Mondays and Thursdays for now. Once school is over, I’ll have the summer to B.S. as much as I want. However, writing and school come first.
Now, please excuse me while I drag my tired butt into work.