Tuesday, May 31, 2011

"The Thing About a Haunting"

How appropriate "The Thing About a Haunting" is now playing at Every Day Fiction--while at the same time, I'm up to my elbows in home improvements. Once you read the piece, you'll understand.

And by "home improvements" I mean home destruction. I've spent close to twelve hours a day for the last three days breaking my house. I've shattered tile, torn wall board, smashed plumbing, demolished cabinets...

Ugh.

And we haven't even started putting everything back together again.

But we will.

There will be pictures.

I promise.

For now, take a break, read my strange little story, and enjoy the last day of May.

9 comments:

Doug Murano said...

That was outstanding. Favorite line: "Even a small house bares its teeth and fights when it must."

Aaron Polson said...

Thanks, Doug. My small house is barring its teeth right now.

Yikes.

Tony said...

Wow, really awesome as always. I'm actually also currently reading We Are the Monsters on my Kindle. Sucks me in just like The House Eaters.

Good luck with the demolition. We;re *still* working on the bathroom we started last summer. :-p

James Everington said...

Wow, I really liked that. I'm always interested in new angles on the 'haunted house' story.

Milo James Fowler said...

I'm won't forget "muscles sagged like lumps of baker-stretched-dough" for a while. Nice one.

K.C. Shaw said...

Ooh, a new story! I'm on my way to read it.

Good luck with the home improvements. I'm glad we rent. :)

Cate Gardner said...

Loved it, Aaron. I've left a comment over at Every Day Fiction.

Danielle Ferries said...

Well done. I love that last line.

Katey said...

I'm rather in love with the way you used sensation to speak with that one. Like we could feel it and hear it and almost taste it.

And yes. Yes it is appropriate.