Though I'm a heavy reader, I had not yet had the experience of listening to a book. Once upon a time I didn't know the pleasure of a Kindle, but as time and technology moved on, I now wouldn't be
So it was with excitement that I first listened to my story being told audibly. And what an experience it was!
The music, first off, haunting chimes, which sound ever so slightly like the score from The Godfather - my all time favourite film.
Next comes Lucy, telling her own story via the narrator. It's chilling, it chilled me and I wrote it! Dawn Murphy is a superb actress, getting the intonation of the characters so right, just how I heard them in my head when I was writing my tale.
Towards the later part of 2015 I came across a competition. It was entitled Twisted 50, and they were looking for short stories in the horror genre. The fifty winners would be published in an anthology.
I’d never considered writing horror, although I’m a huge fan of horror books and films. I think it started when I was allowed to watch A Nightmare on Elm Street when I was eleven years old. I was hooked, that feeling of fear, of going to sleep and having someone kill you in your dreams! As I got older I wanted more, I wanted to push the boundaries of myself and my own fear, and I watched all of the ghastly films I could find. Ones that had been cut in order to comply with UK screening rules were always good ones, such as the uncut version of Human Centipede and A Serbian Film.