Thursday, August 14, 2014

Rish's story "Lighthouse View" on Horror Addicts podcast

This is the fourth year in a row I've entered the Masters of the Macabre contest, a short story challenge over at Horror Addicts dot net.  They provide an overall theme for the contest, and those participating are given three variables that have to be in the story.   This year, the theme was Creature Feature*, monster stories, and my three variables were: (Story) Location: Lighthouse, Item: Camera, and Creature Origin: Volcano. 
My tale tells of a young woman who comes to a lighthouse to interview the old man who lives there, but also hoping to get footage of the monster that supposedly emerged from an underwater volcanic eruption somewhere off the coast.  She starts the interview, and then hears a noise from outside the lighthouse . . .

It is called "Lighthouse View," and is a considerably stripped-down version of my first draft.  I'm not sure how good it is, but it was fun to write, and is yet another tale I'd never have come up with had the contest not suggested it.
There are five participants in the contest this year, but feel free to go over and listen to (or read) all five stories, and vote for your favorite.  Here be the link:

Rish Outfield

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