So why the story stuff?
I mean, even the great Stephen King himself said short stories are dying as a writing medium. They don’t sell and people’s attention spans have become almost non-existent. Isn’t this just a waste of time?
Short answer: HELL NO!
Since I was a kid I have LOVED short tales, especially spooky ones. Nothing and I mean nothing, can creep you the hell out like a good scary story!
Movies are great! The visual medium has its place, but nothing compares to one’s own imagination and that’s what these stories do. Your mind is the screen, giving life to words, creating images that no film could ever hope to rival.
Imagine sitting alone, late at night, a small lamp on. You’re curled up with a book reading about the horrors of Lovecraft. No sound, only your breathing, and quiet heartbeat. Your mind slowly fill’s with images of Eldridge nightmares. As you get deeper and deeper into the story, you begin to feel on edge, alone, vulnerable. Was that noise you just heard real or in your mind? Was it the house settling, or something…else?
This is what’s scary tales are all about. It’s these type of tales that made folk’s like Edger Allen Poe, H.P. Lovecraft, M.R. James, Stephen King, Ray Bradbury, and many, more into fright legends!
The art form may not be as popular as it once was, but it hasn’t lost its effectiveness to scare the crap out of us. It’s our hope here at Gruemonkey to preserve and introduce this form of writing. We’ll be sharing classic tales by the greats, poems, and even excerpts from Novella’s and Novels.
We’ll also be introducing you, my dear Grue-ling, to completely original works by up and coming authors!
So turn down the lights, settle into your favorite cozy chair, pick a tale from our library, and prepare to enter some very dark places, courtesy of our authors and your own imagination!