Sunday, September 27, 2009

Narcolepsy is Contagious...Right?

I think I may be suddenly narcoleptic. That happens, right? Everything is going fine and then one day, WHAM! Narcolepsy! This entire weekend I have been fighting to stay awake...and not always wining the battle. One weapon in my arsenal was Jack of all Trades by K.C. Shaw. That book is so engrossing, it's almost impossible to put down. I could have easily read that thing from cover to cover in a single sitting, but I have purposely drawn out the experience, reading a couple chapters each night. Alas, I am almost finished. Methinks I'll have to wait a few days before jumping into a new book, as nothing will be able to fill that sense of enjoyment that JOAT has imparted.

The new issue (number 5) of House of Horror is now online. Included in the new batch of tales is Taking Root by Aaron Polson, so all you fellow AP fan club members be sure to check it out. Also in this issue is a story called Planting Season by some turkey named Caine. You can check that one out, too if you feel like it. Let me know what you think.

10 comments:

Cate Gardner said...

i get narcolepsy everytime the Antiques Roadshow or other similar Sunday-style programs come on.

I've printed out your story and Aaron's to read later.

K.C. Shaw said...

I was going to say maybe Jack of All Trades gave you narcolepsy, but then I went over and read your awesomely horrific story and I don't think I'll ever sleep again. So can I borrow a cup of narcolepsy?

Jamie Eyberg said...

We had a girl in my H.S. class who had narcolepsy and crashed two cars because of it.

Horror Girl said...

oooo I like the abb JOAT. maybe you're not narcoleptic (questionable word), you just like to faint a lot. that would be better right?

Benjamin Solah said...

I'm going to have go read those in the morning now.

I had a bit of a sleepy weekend too, but my week doesn't start till Wednesday so I can sleep all I want.

Aaron Polson said...

Narcolepsy...I think I have that. Can I get out of work because of it?

Cate Gardner said...

I think all men should be warned before reading your story, something like this: 'You may shuffle uncomfortably in your seat and not eat for a week.' Bloody Hell, Tim.

Natalie L. Sin said...

I love House of Horror : )

In regards to sleep: Maybe you've been drinking decaf by mistake?

Danielle Ferries said...

Just read Planting Season and thought it was great - very dark and disturbing. I especially loved the final line.

abrokenlaptop said...

WHAM! Narcolepsy! has to be one of the best yet. :)

I wanted to tell you that there is a guy going around plagiarizing things. He's going by the name Richard Ridyard, and one of the pieces he stole was from the June edition of Micro 100. You're in that same issue. A lot of his stuff has been pulled down, but you may want to go and see if he claimed any of your work. Read this post:

http://arageofangel.blogspot.com/2009/09/ive-been-plagiarizedand-im-not-alone.html?showComment=1254256467132#c4086719307211967032