An original short story by Chris J Mitchell Noah lies back on the shop’s glass counter. His shoulder blades press against the cold, hard surface and he stares up at the polystyrene ceiling tiles. They are old, turning brown and covered in a thin layer of dirt that has built up over the years. ThereContinue reading Escape or Die Trying (Short Story)
M. R. James: “Two ingredients most valuable in the concocting of a ghost story are the atmosphere and the nicely managed crescendo.… Let us, then, be introduced to the actors in a placid way; let us see them going about their ordinary business, undisturbed by forebodings, pleased with their surroundings; and into this calm environment letContinue reading “Turn the monsters loose”
Introduction It is the writer Chekhov who has been attributed as first explaining this technique (show, don’t tell) and in a letter to his brother he wrote: “In descriptions of nature, one must seize on small details, grouping them so that when the reader closes his eyes he gets a picture. For instance, you’ll have aContinue reading Show, Don’t Tell – (The story within the story).