Friday, May 15, 2009

New Story at Every Day Fiction (with an interview)

"To Make Things Right" is up at Every Day Fiction, followed by an interview from little ol' me.

I must say the story was inspired by one of my favorite short stories of all time (and one that still leaves me scratching my head), "The Assembly of the Dead" by Chet Williamson. Find a copy and read it. I know you can in 100 Hair-Raising Little Horror Stories.

Enjoy!

21 comments:

Barry Napier said...

Loved the interview! I was always curious if your student were aware that you wrote dark stuff...

Aaron Polson said...

Barry - that would probably amp up my cool factor.

Jodi Lee said...

Congrats, Aaron! Excellent little story.

Catherine J Gardner said...

Ditto what Barry said. :)

Jamie Eyberg said...

Like the rest of us, I too was interested in that little factoid. Nice story by the way.

Aaron Polson said...

Thanks, Jodi.

Cate - they might run screaming.

Jamie - cheers.

Natalie L. Sin said...

Good interview! And congrats again on the story being the most viewed : )

K.C. Shaw said...

Awesome story! (It totally creeped me out, incidentally. I'm sitting in the fac/staff break room sneaking looks at the fridge now.) The interview was great too!

I wish I'd had a teacher who was also a writer when I was in high school. Then again, that was pre-Internet so maybe I did and just didn't know it.

Aaron Polson said...

Thanks, Natalie.

K.C. - My grandmother used to have one full of...cookies.

Oh, the evil of cookies.

Aaron Polson said...

Fridge, that is. ;)

Rebecca Nazar said...

After I read "The Lottery" I remember thinking, I wanna do that! Not stone someone, but write so powerfully too. I will confess Flannery O'Connor's "A Good Man is Hard to Find" ranks as my number one. It's required reading in your class, I hope. ;-)

Oh, and nice interview.

Aaron Polson said...

Rebecca - I never planned to teach (the family curse)...I never planned to write horror...but my classes do read O'Connor and "The Lottery" is on the syllabus every fall.

Robert said...
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Robert said...

Cool story, cool interview, cool all around.

(I will be nitpicky though and agree you probably could have foregone the first section of the story.)

Aaron Polson said...

Robert - I didn't even imagine leaving that bit out when I wrote it, but now...it does work with just the second part.

L.R. Bonehill said...

An interview? That’s seriously cool (is it still cool to say cool?) and great story too. Short, sharp shock.

Benjamin Solah said...

Loved the story and the interview was good too. That Every Day Fiction market is in my sights now.

Danielle Ferries said...

Congrats. Heading over to read it.

BT said...

Now everyone is getting interviewed...

Nice interview and cool story (yes it's still cool to say cool).

katey said...

I always wonder what makes people write dark fiction-- for me it's childhood fears, too... or lingering grown up ones. (Seriously hate mirrors. Hate.)

Very cool interview, and congrats again on having the most read story for April. Huge!

Danielle Ferries said...

The story was chilling, the interview was really interesting and congrats on being most read for April!