I read a story in the public domain and relished the delightful train wreck that it was.
For your amusement, here are some direct quotes from the tale that prove revision of your work is sometimes a really, really good idea:
- In her mind was something dark, grotesque as it was something watching her from deep in her emotional psyche.
- … sometimes weird things happen to the writers and they share their experiences - sometimes they experience things that would be in the imagination of the fringe genre called bizarre…
- "Every graphic detail right down to the severed hands," Michael replied while inhaling on a square.
- Michael stepped inside, it was growing deathly cold as his breath was able to be seen outside and the days waned into night.
- It was a few hours later when Michael finished his beer and smoked his last cigarette.
- "So this is a bit tattoo writing weird fiction stories with actors and authors as characters then doing perverse things to them," (writer means ‘taboo.’)
- She was staring into the darkness at this point, and in her mind were bugbears that were dark, surreal and wandered within her emotions. (I'm putting this gem on a t-shirt.)
- "This diner, is one of the creepiest damn places I ever seen," Karen replied as she felt the goose bumps crawl up her flesh. "It looks like it was decorated by R.L. Stine."
- "A Hardline Republican, that is rare.”
- “Conservatives have a darker imagination because they explore subject matter such as a liberal's nightmare and see it from a nightmarish way."
- She kept thinking of Cicerone's dark nonfiction stories relating his horrors dealing with his health, acute cases of bronchitis where he was vomiting vast amounts of blood.
- "He was influenced by the books Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark.”