AtoZChallenge 2015: Y is for Yuck
We are almost at the end, well done to everyone for nearly making it. Over here at Wittegen Press we are discussing the ‘why’ behind our books. Today, Natasha Duncan-Drake is going to talk about why ‘yuck’ means something to her.
So I love horror, at least supernatural horror. My favourite is a good ghost story, but I do enjoy monsters as well. That is why ‘yuck’ came to mind for my short story ‘The Crosses We Bear’. This was written for the Giveaway Games and I wanted to write something that would make my audience shy away and go ‘yuck’ or ‘ewww’.
This is the traditional story of outsiders who mess with something they do not understand and pay the consequences.
I simply let myself enjoy writing this one. The male protagonist really isn’t a very nice man so I hope the reader kind of enjoys it when he gets his comeuppance 😈 . There are actually two monsters and I hope the first makes people shudder and the second screw up their nose and murmur ‘yuck’.
Do you like horror? Are you fond of monsters? Which is your favourite horror monster? I think mine is The Thing – makes me shudder every time.
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