Rise of the zombies…

Before I begin I’d like to specifically state that post has nothing to do with a zombie story.

I was going through Amazon in the search of a new horror book to read to, let’s be honest, scare the bejesus out of me. Unfortunately all that I happened to find were stories about various versions of a zombie apocalypse.

I saw zombies created from deadly viruses, zombies created from nuclear fallout, irradiated zombies, zombie stories told for the point of view of children, country bumkins, and surprisingly from animals. Hell there was even a zombie love story or two.  Now there are even zombie games available for the (insert system of choice here) that we play regularly and even on our mobile phones….I look on the television and see The Walking Dead, 28 days later, Night of The Living Dead, etc. Not to say that all of those are bad T.V.shows or movies (I loved the Resident Evil movies myself) but how much is too much *gives a hard sigh

I’m saying this to state that when we as a society look at horror we envision a zombie apocalypse. There was a time when monsters like vampires and werewolves ruled the scene but now seems to be a distant memory. In fact, vampires are falling in love versus being the dark scary blood sucking creatures of days past. Oh and let’s not forget about the classic hack and slash or basically Jason, Freddie, Chuckie and Michael. This genre of books and movies are now watered down shadows of their former selves. No longer to frighten us but sadly to be entertaining or even friendly.

So I really started looking at this not just from a reader’s perspective but also as a writer. I’m just wondering what one has to do to bring this genre back to some normalcy, then it hit me like a ton of bricks. If that’s what you want to read then maybe you might want to write this as well.

So I’m looking to come up with a horror story about something other than zombies falling in love with the girl next door. I think I can arrange to have a hack and slash story or a scary creature that feeds on people for twenty four hours after awakening every 75 years or even a deranged psycho killer that rampages on local townsfolk, oh wait all that’s been done to some degree.

Well if I can figure something out then I’ll post my ideas up. Maybe you, my trusted readers, feel my plight and have ideas of your own that you’d like to see in film or print. If so, I’d love to hear what you all think. Feel free to comment. Till next time, keep on writing.

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Wild Holiday

Ok so it has been a while since I last posted something but with all the holiday surprizes, gifts  and food a guy has been a little buzy. Let’s see I saw some christmas fighting over a few “Frozen” dolls, the So how was everyone’s holiday season been going? I’ve heard that New Year’s Eve was even outrageous for some even thoiugh mine was rather tame. I’m interested to hear if anyone had any crazy adventures and strange family events that were going on. Drop a comment about your wild holiday past or present. Til the next time, keep on writing!

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Excerpt from upcoming book

I want to see how this works as a diary page from a woman writing about her boyfriend and what she daydreams about him. Tell me what you think:

You lay down beside me as the moon shines in our eyes. The words are so sweet and we gently speak. Your hands caress my thighs with seductive sensuality. Heightened senses fill the air and our gaze is locked by the light, almost electrified. I touch your nose and slowly trace your lips. To be in your presence brings me sheer delight. Sparkling stars shine down on us as our bodies are entwined so tight. Mesmerized by the sweet sensations, our eyes are blazing bright. Becoming lost in each other’s eyes we begin to drift into another world. Our love is so deep, forever strong, something that we can’t disguise. The smell of our love on the cool night air, we slowly drift off to sleep. The sweet seduction is ours to keep along with the sweetest dreams we’ll have until we awaken in each others arms.

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So Much Pain

From the moments of conception, we as humans have needed basic things for survival…food, water, shelter. However, one of the most basic needs for emotional well-being is hardly nurtured. This need is the need of love and the need of belonging. The basic of things needed to sustain life are easy to obtain but what about the emotional need, is it obtainable in the grand scheme of things. When we are born we have no political views, no racism, we as children have no need to create boundaries between one another. Yet as adults we do this as if it is essential for our lives. We pick and choose who to love, who we hurt, who is deserving of our love and friendship. We do this but not realize the hurt and pain we cause others until it becomes a shell or a hardened callous of the soul. That is until that shell grows dark, empty and hollow. Can the space ever hold light again or is it forever a float on the river of sadness. It is been said it is better to have loved and lost than to never have loved. But is it better to have loved and lost than to have been hurt by love. This is the real question of the ages but alas this too would not receive an answer. Can one look into the depths of the damaged soul and find the glimmer of hope, that tiny bit of lost light before it is snuffed out in the darkness. So tell me can you feel this through so much pain.

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It’s really real!!!

Happy Friday to everyone. I’m hope everyone’s week went as well as mine did. Ok so I come home after a long day at work and what do I see when I get there. A mysterious brown package. Ok so after watching a ton of James Bond movies as a kid, as well as more recent action movies,  I’ve learned that brown packages usually contain something not so great. So after the anticipation wears off I finally open the package up. To my surprise, I see copies of my book staring back at me. So I did what any self respecting adult would do…take pics and post them up on my Facebook page. Yes the shameless part of my ego strikes again. So it’s truly official. I’m holding in my hands a copy of my book. My words, my thoughts, my creation in the flesh well on the paper. So run and stop by Amazon and purchase a copy.

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Blast From The Past

Hello everyone,

I was just going through some old things of mine and came across a book (or a bunch of loose papers bound by a paper clip) of poetry. I saw one that was interesting that I wrote in 1998 after Tupac Shakur had died. I took many of his song titles and made a story out of them. I’m looking at it now and I’m thinking “Wow, even then I had strong talent.  So I’m presenting to you all, for your reading pleasure…The Letter An ode to Tupac. (All the song titles are in caps.

DEAR MAMA,

I’m in over my head, BRENDA’S GOT A BABY. I GET AROUND but now I feel TRAPPED. SHORTY WANNA BE A THUG. So now IT’S ALL ABOUT YOU. So HOLD YA HEAD, HAIL MARY and PICTURE ME ROLLIN. I AIN’T MAD AT CHA so keep on looking for that CALIFORNIA LOVE. Don’t be KRAZY JUST LIKE DADDY, but TO LIVE AND DIE IN LA is the LIFE OF AN OUTLAW. Always remember AGAINST ALL ODDS, ONLY GOD CAN JUDGE ME. So I GOT MY MIND MADE UP that no matter what LIFE GOES ON.  So until I see you in THUG MANSION I’ll continue to be AMERICA’S MOST WANTED while STARING AT THE WORLD THROUGH MY REARVIEW.

Yeah I saw some of these songs and was ready to pull out my CD’s and start bobbing my head to the beat but then I remembered that I’m older and would look kind of crazy if I did that.

Thanks for reading.

 

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Shameless Promotion!!

I was going to add a piece of flash fiction that I started this morning, but I got sidetracked during my day today so it is not completed. Now I feel that I should shamelessly promote my new novella in Amazon.

*Begins Shameless promotion  of book*

Yes my book is out on both paperback and the kindle edition as well. Here is the image link to both choices:

http://www.amazon.com/Debt-Collector-Derrick-D-Davis/dp/1910530026/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1418445922&sr=1-33

Click the pic! You have been informed…

*End of Shameless Promotion*

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