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It's On: Xmas Story Night
Wednesday, Dec. 13th
What did we learn from Charles Dickens?
Christmas can be scary. If it’s not the ghost of Jacob Marley, it’s Krampus. I mentioned this last year, but the Victorian scare at the holidays remains my favorite. This includes the spooky-voice moment in A Child’s Christmas in Wales. It’s at the 44-minute mark, “the egg-shell voice.”
This year The Cavern will host an Xmas Story Night for people to read their short, holiday-related (I hope) horror fiction. I suggest the format of Dear Santa letters. This will keep the set-up to a minimum and help writers get into the meat of the story right away. Longer doesn’t automatically mean better, especially when read aloud. If you can keep it to two or three pages, please do so.
Let’s shoot for a starting time of 6:30, with an end time of 10:00. Wednesday, Dec. 13th. For next year, the writer/editor Michael Bailey and I are working on an anthology of Holiday Horror Fiction. I’ll let you know when Michael is open to submissions. For now, I hope I see you on the 13th, at: