The first thing I can remember writing was a short story that began, “It was a dark and stormy night.” I was in grade four at the time, and my father helped me write it. The story was of a haunted house, visited by a girl (myself) on Hallowe’en night.
I wonder if it was from dear ol’ Dad that I inherited the shadow that, much of the time, permeates my stories. He loved a good twist. Whether or not my father is responsible I’ll never really know. He died shortly after I reached the tender age of fourteen years.
My fiction is dictated greatly by my emotional state and yet, despite the fact that I sometimes write horror, I rarely feel murderous. Where that particular genre comes from–what primal force guides it–is anybody’s guess.
And so I leave you with the best and the worst of what it means to be human. My characters come from deep inside and from the psychology I observe in others. I am always observing.
To my father, Leonard Charles Hill, may you rest in peace.
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And the ladies sipped tea and spun out tale after tale of horrors. Cheerio then. Here’s to LCH!
Hi! I have nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award. Just go and see http://eyagee.wordpress.com/2013/04/16/ive-been-nominated-for-an-award/ I’ve just posted to see what to do next. 🙂
Thank you! I’ll check it out – but I won’t be able to do anything with it until the weekend. I’m finishing up two courses this week and I’m totally swamped.
I have nominated you for the Liebster award. I very much hope that you will accept this and congratulations.
For the rules see my post: http://julianfroment.wordpress.com/2013/05/04/the-liebster-award/
I’ve been nominated for the ‘Liebster Award’ and wish to nominate your blog as one of my eleven nominees. Why? Because I find your words fascinating day-after-day. If this string of people nominating awards gets at least one more person to your blog I’ll consider it a success.
Here are the rules:
Thank you very much! 🙂
Can I nominate you again for a Leibster Award? http://darsword.wordpress.com/2013/05/29/i-won-a-leibster-award/#comment-20
I suppose there’s nothing in the rules that says you can’t… 🙂
Thank you very much! 😀
Congratulations! I have nominated you for the WordPress Family Award! To learn more: http://darsword.wordpress.com/2013/09/10/1306/ You and your blog are an inspiration to me.
What a lovely award to be given. Thank you very much!
I think so, too! I think of you as my ‘big sister’ here on WordPress, I learn so much from you! Thank you for being there! 🙂
Always happy to help 🙂
I’ve used my nomination to nominate your blog here 🙂
Ooooh, shiny! Thanks very much Joey! I’ll come and check it out. 😀
Congratulations on building yourself such a wonder blog with brilliant fiction and such a lovely fan base. As a bookworm it is amazing to read other peoples work of fiction and yours is exceptionally wonderful. All the best,
Thank you, Elia. 🙂
Linda, where’ve you been all my blog life??????
Haha! Hope you enjoy, Trent. I’ve got a couple of busy days ahead, but I’m really looking forward to reading more of your blog when I get a chance. 😀
Understood. I’m not really posting much right now, so it’s mostly older stuff, I think it’s been a month since I posted anything. Feel free to look around, you might find some half-decent stuff amidst the chaff.
Somehow I have a feeling I will 🙂
For pushing forward when things seem darkest and inspiring others to do the same, I’ve nominated you for a Very Inspiring Blogger award. Thank you!
Thanks very much, Kaine! I’ll come and check it out. 😀
I’ve nominated you for the 777 Writing Challenge! https://annabellefranklinauthor.wordpress.com/2015/06/10/message-from-annabelle-777-writing-challenge/
Hi, I am thrilled to have found your blog. Horror…Erotica… Twisted… some of my favorite topics 🙂
Thanks so much! Hope you enjoy what you find here. 🙂
So far so good!
A sweet tribute to your Dad. Writing frees me and torments me at the same time. I just keep doing it!
Thank you, Lori. 🙂 Freeing, tormenting, and addictive, isn’t it? 🙂
Yes, on all three points. It has a hold on me. Happy day to you! Lori
I was reading through some of your work. I shall be blunt. You need to learn how to tell a story. that is the basics of life. We sit with our friends and tell various stories about of lives and experiences. A writer translates the oral telling to the words on a page. This is even true for poetry. Life is about story telling because reality is a drudge. We embellish our stories to make them and ourselves more interesting and because our listeners and readers want more interesting stories. In short, as writers, we learn to tell bald face lies to the amusement of adults and children. Once you have learned this lesson your writing will improve greatly. Best of luck in the future
If, after having written 834 posts here on my fiction blog, as well as 7 novels, I haven’t figured out (in your estimation) how to tell a story, I likely never will. You may as well give up on me.
Thanks for commenting though.
Sorry to have offended you. I can only judge by what you made public.
I’m not the slightest bit offended. You are entitled to your opinion of my writing, whatever you’ve chosen to read. I understand some of my posts are simply scenes rather than stories. I meant to write them as such. Your opinion belongs to you, and has no bearing on my feelings one way or another.
Thank you Linda. So glad to have come across your blog. Somewhere, deep inside of me is a writer trying to get out… still haven’t found the key that will set her free.. you are an inspiration for sure.
Hi Heather. Thank you so much for your kind words. 🙂 The best advice I can give you is write. Write the stuff that keeps you up at night, the stuff you daydream about when you’re doing mundane tasks. Just keep writing. Keep dreaming and imagining. You’ll be amazed. 🙂
Many thanks for following my blog, Linda. Your mention of the first every story you wrote reminded me of the first poem I penned (well produced on a Perkins Brailler) at school! It was called “The Snake” and began “slithering through the wet grass comes the snake”. I don’t recollect how the poem continued and it is long since lost to posterity! Best wishes – Kevin
Funny how we seem to have been drawn to the creepier aspects of life as children. Haha! Thanks so much for following my blog, Kevin.