Insatiable Nix - Chapter One
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As a horror author, the kind of stuff I write about often leads me to warn potential readers at book signings that, “No, seriously, this is not for kids.” You’d be shocked at how often this warning fails to deter them. Then, the conversation eventually devolves into me trying to explain, “I don’t care if you let your 8-year-old watch Walking Dead or Human Centipede, this book is not for kids!” Never in a million years did I anticipate having to persuade people not to buy my books. But this is, as it turns out, an aspect to consider when writing extremely dark fiction.
Read more on LM Durand's Blog http://lmdurand.com/darkfiction/
For those not yet familiar with me, I’m what many would consider a walking contradiction. I’m young and female, generally sweet and nice. I love kids, puppies, and cute old people. Pictures of baby animals leave me in a happy little floor-puddle. But when I put my fingers on my keyboard, horrific things tend to happen. I don’t know why. I’ve tried not writing horror, but everything just ends up there. Romantic picnic plot? Slasher time! Fluffy bunny story? Bunny goes rabid and rips someone’s throat out.
I’ve self-published two books of a horror series so far, and all of my writing reflects this innate compulsion toward horror. I’m talking about making characters guzzle drain cleaner, shooting them point blank in the skull, dropping trucks on top of them, strangling them nearly to death during intimate moments, and the occasional hanging to round it all out. I like to mix it up, and of course, I love gory detail, so I don’t tend to hold back in that regard. Which leads me to my first tip about writing dark fiction: READ MORE ON L.M. DURAND'S BLOG http://lmdurand.com/jjreichenbach/
Two-Sentence Horror Stories: 21
She cried at his funeral when they lowered an empty coffin into the ground. But all she did was smile when the stench led them to his hiding spot beneath the floorboards. #twosentencehorror #jjreichenbach
Two-Sentence Horror Stories: 20
I thought I saw you on the subway again today. How is it that you still manage to haunt me when I'm the one who's dead? #twosentencehorror #jjreichenbach
Two-Sentence Horror Stories: 19
"What's wrong with your eyes?" she asked me, face pale and finger shaking. When I looked into the mirror, someone else's eyes were staring back. #twosentencehorror #jjreichenbach
Notorious Nix - Story Snippet #17
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Two-Sentence Horror Stories: 18
I said, "Go back to sleep, it's just the cat." I didn't know he was already listening from behind the door. #twosentencehorror #jjreichenbach
Horror writer, author of NIX Series, spinner of tales, weaver of webs, twisted mind.
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