If you remember back in 2012, Pip and I were engaging in an experiment. We never really mentioned what that experiment was all about, and that was on purpose. We wanted to step deeper into the waters of self-publishing and write outside our genres, see how works way out of our known expertise would perform in the wild frontier of digital do-it-yourself storytelling. I created for myself the pen name of â€œJonathan Carterâ€ and set out to write stories thatâ€”I hopedâ€”would keep people up a night, make readers afraid of the dark, and check the house to make sure they were truly safe.
Iâ€™ve never been one for pen names but after two years and little-to-no activity, I went on and said to Pip â€œI think weâ€™re done with the experiment. How about we go ahead and just kill Jonathan Carter, and I claim those short stories.â€
So, I sat down with Photoshop, edited the eCovers, and re-released them into the wild. Within the first twelve hours of being live, one sold.
Iâ€™m thinking the loss of the pen nameÂ was a good idea.
How would I categorize my horror? I donâ€™t think of myself as a horror writer heavy on the â€œsquickâ€ factor (if you are curious of what the â€œsquickâ€ factor is, think of the works from Clive Barker or film like the Saw series, or Hostel); but I would say the element of a setting or a situation slowly unraveling, and watching what the players do to try and solve or salvage it but wind up making the bad even worse, makes for good horror. Itâ€™s a feeling of helplessness, that wild tailspin of trying to make a situation right while knowing there is nothing that can be done, that I believe horror derives from.
While I have just opened up my own private shop here,Â you can find my works of horror on Amazon: [Read more…] about You Wanna See Something Really Scary: A Fresh Horror from Tee Morris