Posts tagged M R James
Shadows, Psychos and Spiders

I’m trying to remind myself these days that horror is a many splendoured thing. In fiction, that is. I’m not watching the news, smiling a slow snake smile and muttering the word ‘beautiful’ to myself. I’ll leave that to the people pulling the politician’s strings. Surely there must be someone watching the blossoming groundswell of chaos reaching far across the world today and congratulating themselves. Before turning to Hitler’s living brain (now safely implanted inside the body of a gaunt, pale, asthmatic gorilla) and offering a deeply worshipful high five.

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Telling Stories

 Storytelling is such a fundamental part of who we are now that I don’t think we could really separate it from our lives.  Stories are how we talk to each other.  They’re how we relate.  They're how we relax, either together or alone.  Let’s face it, social media is just one long, never ending story we’re telling to our friends.  True, some of the character arcs are pretty vague and there are repeating plot points and bad grammar all over the place, but it’s a story none the less.

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