In this post I must confront an issue that affects everyone sometime or another, the subject of Suicide. Whenever I see that such a thing has taken place, I do my best not to judge those involved. For you never know what extreme measures pushed them to commit such an act. In my journey in life, I've noticed that most human beings have a fragile breaking point. Too much stress or trauma usually puts them over the edge and stress and trauma is usually the stuff life is made of, for most people. I cannot deny that I, myself, have even contemplated it when enduring severe bouts of depression. But, I'm pretty sure I never would. I mean, what if you somehow forget to do it correctly and all you do is maim yourself? Then you definitely have not improved your situation. Difficult as it is, one must consider such things. When life gets at it's lowest, I remember an age-old adage that always seems to get me through it: The Show Must Go On.
Again, the Horror Gods have beckoned me and, as usual, I have heeded their unholy call. It was only two months ago when I finished my 28th short story 'Nemesis'. Usually when I have idle time, my restless mind can think of nothing else but to produce macabre tales fit only for the deranged. Again, my ease has been commanded to write the bidding of the dark. This next story, titled 'Innocence Corrupted', is going to be interesting. Rarely do I get such a clear idea of how the story is going to pan out. Hopefully, that adds to the flair and gives my public exactly what they crave!
The first post I wrote on this blog stated that I was in a life-or-death struggle with obscurity. While I have taken many steps in making my dream a reality, the fact remains that the struggle is just as real today as it was back then. The questions I keep asking myself are when does it all change? When does the obscurity become a less-than-pleasant memory? And what do you do when nothing seems to work out the way you want it to? To this day I still cannot answer them. But, maybe the the real answer lies more with action. Maybe if I continue with my dreams, whether right or wrong, maybe, just maybe, they will materialize. You never really know in life. And while it would be sad if I continued doing every effort I could only to never reach my full potential, it would be ten times worse if I quit and my goal was inches from becoming fulfilled.
Recently I completed my 18th article and while it was not based on material that I usually write about, I am very pleased with it none the less. Lately, I have been writing about travel destinations for the sake of travel, not to see any paranormal sites. In a brighter light, its a way I can expand on my field. Traveling is one of my favorite past-times and I enjoy doing as much as I can. The fact that I can write articles about the places I visit is a privilege to say the least.
I am a horror fanatic as well as a writer. I consider my contemporary peers tame by my standards and hopefully one day, my works will set the standard! I have completed 32 short stories and have published 3 books of short stories. I have completed 3 novels, 3 novellas, and have completed two parts for a dark fantasy series. I write what I consider 'Elemental' Horror, borrowing from genre's such as Gothic, Gore, the traditional ghost story, and the Occult. Hail Horrors!!