Today author C.H. Knyght takes over my page with a discussion about her short story, "The Last," appearing in the anthology A Haunting of Words, which also includes my brand new short story, "Anesthetize (or A Dream Played in Reverse on Piano Keys"):
"The Last" is a twisted tale of a monster hunting an innocent. With her whole family taken one-by-one, Marie fears for her very existence as the hunter returns one last time; for her soul.
What was you inspiration to write this story?: I was inspired to write The Last during a weekend challenge set during the Writer’s Games, run by the Writer’s Workout. The Last fell one place shy of a winning entry, so I was free to edit, polish, and make it the best it could be. It was ready for a home and found it in AHOW.
How long have you been writing?: I have been writing since I was a young teenager. I was always a bookworm and my dad encouraged me to write.
What genres do you most associate with your writing?: Fantasy is my broad genre of choice, but anything with magic or a supernatural mystique might come from my pen.
What are you working on right now?: I am currently participating in the Writer’s Games for the third year; won a round too. My main project is getting my novel, Nightvision, ready for self-publishing. I hope it will be released by the next end of summer depending on edits and illustrations.
What else do you have published?: This is my first released story. More to come soon though!
What advice do you give to new authors?: Don’t stop. One word after another. Look what you have accomplished, not what you gave left to do.
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