Tag Archive | Horror

Flash Fiction – The Gnarled Oak

Flash Fiction – The Gnarled Oak

It’s been a busy couple weeks. Life’s chugging right along and I’ve had a couple inconveniences lately – flat tire, someone broke into our van, doctor’s visits – so I’m grabbing my mantra by the horns and reminding myself that God is still on the throne. “An adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered.” – G.K. Chesterton My current light at […]

Three Paying Short Fiction Markets

Three Paying Short Fiction Markets

Through a Facebook friend, I recently discovered a trio of speculative fiction podcasts that are looking for stories. They are produced by a group called Escape Artists, and are available on iTunes or through their individual websites. The podcasts have good production values, and the stories are read by excellent voiceover artists. These are not […]

So What’s So Horribly Horrible About …THAT…

So What’s So Horribly Horrible About …THAT…

Guest Blogger: H.G. Ferguson It’s October, that time again. Again, Halloween looms. It is also a time when TV is stuffed with various and sundry offerings of such a nature that many, if not most, Christians shun them as they would a Black Mass. I refer of course to the horror film (and TV), which […]

Creepy Hollow

Creepy Hollow

It’s my own fault. Had I given a bit of thought to the original Legend of Sleepy Hollow, I might not have been so disappointed. The original story isn’t about secret history. It’s horror, plain and simple, with ghosts and all sorts of scary concepts. But being a huge fan of American History and Fantasy, […]

The Parable of the Slasher Film

The Parable of the Slasher Film

By N. Paul Williams If you don’t fear the Parable of the Sower, Dear Church, you probably should. It is the slasher film of Bible Stories with a survival rate of one in four. For the benefit of those who might be unfamiliar with Matthew 13:3-8, Mark 4:3-8, or Luke 8:5-8, Jesus told a story […]

Benefits of Realigned Priorities

Benefits of Realigned Priorities

Last week’s post was a tough one, but I’m excited to share good news this week. I have stuck to my plan of reading the Bible more, and am really glad. Reading through Genesis impressed the notion of priorities to God and my wife and the result has been more peace and patience. As long […]

Seminary Grad, Horror Writer

Seminary Grad, Horror Writer

Diane Graham, our newly published NAF alum, said to write about why I’m not seeking the pastorate and I thought about a funny story that happened to me last Friday night while driving a limo. While waiting outside with some of the clients, I was asked what brought me to Iowa. It’s always funny when […]

The Lure of a New Series

The Lure of a New Series

[/caption] Today’s writing regimen was fun and exciting, and yet on the fringe was a hollow feeling that I was going against proven advice: don’t let the temptation of the new project keep you from finishing your current project. I am currently 66k into the rewrite of my Science Fiction novel, Kaimerus Deception. I made […]