Monday, December 29, 2008

Catch of the Day

I received the nod from Severed Press today; "Grim Adaptations" will be part of the Dead Bait anthology.

Part of the story takes place at a pond from my childhood (in my fictional world, it is filled with zombie catfish). The same pond inspired "The Scavengers Lying in Wait", due in Harvest Hill next October.

These shots were taken last spring. Behind the camera, through about twenty yards of trees, is Greenwood Cemetery, home to more dead than the number of living in my hometown. Damn if this isn't a great locale for a horror story.



The pond used to stretch off to the right in the bottom picture. A buddy and I would hang out on Sunday afternoons and catch dozens of bullhead. We used to freak each other out, too, what with the scores of tombstones within shouting distance.

Good times.

10 comments:

Jamie Eyberg said...

It looks like a pond I take my daughter to now. Only without the zombie catfish or tombstones. Congrats. Now I need to get my butt in gear for that story (I just thought of an angle on it today)

K.C. Shaw said...

Congrats on the sale! Sounds like a cool story, too.

Man, everyone's talking about Dead Bait. I'm starting to feel left out, so hopefully I'll actually come up with a story idea.

Aaron Polson said...

Thanks, both

Jamie - there's nothing like a nice little pond, protected from the world by a bunch of gnarly trees...

K.C. - um, undead sharks? You're the resident expert, right?

Natalie L. Sin said...

Congratulations on the story! : )

Robert said...

Very cool -- congratulations!

Jameson T. Caine said...

Congrats on the sale! Looking forward to reading it.

Catherine J Gardner said...

WOW! That was fast. Congratulations, congratulations, congratulations.

Barry Napier said...

Warm congrats! I plan on starting on mine today. All I have for right now is a starting image, but we'll see where that takes me.

Also, I am nearly done with the story I'll be sending them for the 2012 AD anthology.

Aaron Polson said...

Thanks, all.

Best of luck with 2012, Barry.

Carrie Harris said...

I know the pond was filled with zombie catfish in reality. You're just trying to keep us from panicking.

So thanks.