Lately I've been looking through all the poems I've written over the years and the vast majority of them were cringe-worthy but this was one of the better ones. It was from a time when I had lost sight of my dreams and was just what I needed to remind myself of who I really am.
Also I decided for September to write a poem a day. Most will be terrible but maybe a few of them will turn out well. We'll see..
What is the point of writing horror? Why are horror stories important in the grand scheme of things? Are they important? Do they offer anything valid to the literary world? These are some of the questions I asked myself today.
I've never questioned the genre like this before but when faced with telling someone what my latest story was about I paused, considering how they might react, that they might think it was just a simple scare story and not understand why it was so important for me to tell that I had to allocate precious hours of my precious life to sit down and write.I felt like I had to justify my reason for writing a horror story.
A Chemical or biological agent, environmental condition, external stimulus or an event that causes stress to an organism.
Lately I've been watching Criminal Minds too much (and when I say too much what I mean is too many episodes to be considered normal, but not enough to satisfy my curiosity. There just aren't enough hours in a day.) and I see how certain stressors can cause people to go over the edge, but I believe stressors are a good thing. I think they're necessary.
Given that you aren't a raving lunatic or psychologically damaged sexual sadist and given that the stressor isn't so bad as to cause injury or depression I think they make us stronger.