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It’s the lusty month of May? Already??

It's May.  How did it get to be May? Why did time surge by like this?  What have I been doing the last month? Well, to be honest, revisions.  I'm finally digging into a novel, Phantom Killer, set in the same world as the short story I wrote for The Death of All Things. Getting to this… Continue reading It’s the lusty month of May? Already??

AJ Harris · Publication Credits · Writing

Latest Publications – And an Astronaut Skeleton!

It's now become official - my short story "Playing Possum" is featured in the ZNB anthology DERELICT.  And I'm intensely proud of this for one really geeky reason. Check out the cover.   That's right: I'm in a book with a SKELETAL ASTRONAUT on the cover! I mean, who hasn't grown up with images like… Continue reading Latest Publications – And an Astronaut Skeleton!

The Horror Project · Writing

The Horror Project – Brainstorm(ing) Part Three: Robin’s Restorations – The Nice Guy & The Doll

Before I jump in, some content warnings. The following entries will touch on the topics of isolation, gaslighting, abuse, animated Victorian dolls, “but I’m a nice guy,” and related areas.  There will also be spoilers here for any short story which comes out of this process. Spoiler Space:       In my readings, I… Continue reading The Horror Project – Brainstorm(ing) Part Three: Robin’s Restorations – The Nice Guy & The Doll

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The Horror Project – Brainstorm(ing) Part Two: Robin’s Restorations – Our protagonist & friends

Before I jump in, some content warnings. The following entries will touch on the topics of isolation, gaslighting, abuse, animated Victorian dolls, “but I’m a nice guy,” and related areas.  There will also be spoilers here for any short story which comes out of this process. Spoiler Space:       I’ve got bits and… Continue reading The Horror Project – Brainstorm(ing) Part Two: Robin’s Restorations – Our protagonist & friends

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The Horror Project – Brainstorm(ing) Part One: Origins

Before I jump in, some content warnings. The following entry will touch on the topics of isolation, gaslighting, abuse, animated Victorian dolls, “but I’m a nice guy,” and related areas.  There will also be spoilers here for any short story which comes out of this process. Spoiler Space:     The Bob Ross image isn’t… Continue reading The Horror Project – Brainstorm(ing) Part One: Origins

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The Horror Project: A Night in Gemma Files “The Puppet Motel”

Full disclosure: Gemma Files is one of my favorite writers. Experimental Film is an amazing novel. Her short stories are dark delights. And her class on personal horror was an excellent experience I’d recommend to anyone interested in learning horror. She’s also a former film critic, a fellow Lake Mungo stan, and one of the… Continue reading The Horror Project: A Night in Gemma Files “The Puppet Motel”

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The Horror Project: Studying Horror

First, hope everyone is well and safe. It’s getting rougher in my area. I can only imagine what other parts of the country are experiencing. This last stretch of The Horror Project has been all about reading. In specific, reading horror short stories and researching how to write horror, horror history, and other related topics.… Continue reading The Horror Project: Studying Horror