Monday, October 17, 2011

My Son, the Writer of Weird Fiction

The Great Minds Think Aloud Book Club has a little interview with yours truly about Halloween, the favorite holiday of this horror writer. Hop on over and check it out.

Owen entered his first writing contest today. His story was... interesting. Think classic Weird Tales thrown into a blender. A troop of baboons then rearranged the scraps of paper.  My favorite bit:

I tried to open my eyes again. I couldn’t. So I decided to get them open with razors. I cut slits in my eyes so I could see. Though it hurt, it didn’t really matter. I needed eyes. That was what my grandma said. 

The moral? Always listen to Grandma. (I have no clue where he came up with this razor idea.  No clue.)

Have a wonderful Monday.

 

7 comments:

Katey said...

Haha love the interview. My mum used to dress us in those cheesy plastic ones on Halloweens when she was particularly harried. Luckily it was only once or twice, but it was bad enough.

Love the childhood scare games, too. I think that's what screwed me up! :D

Katey said...

PS: also, I can tell Owen is my kind of writer.

Aaron Polson said...

Katey - I miss being a kid. Life was so much simpler then...

And I scared more easily, too. What a thrill. Now, my fears are far too realistic--death, mortgage, taxes...

Ugh.

James Everington said...

That razor image is properly creepy; the apple obviously doesn't fall far from the tree...

Love your line in the interview about Alien being a 'haunted house' movie too. Very true.

Daniel W. Powell said...

Yeah, I second the creepy comments. Good on the young man! I imagine Halloween is fun around the Polson residence. We try to do at least a little something every day in October around here to enjoy the season!

Cate Gardner said...

What a creepy extract. Go Owen.

Aaron Polson said...

James - An apple full of razors, evidently.

Daniel - Happy Halloween to you and yours. Enjoy the season.

Cate - When he wakes up screaming, I might rethink my tutelage.