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So, I decided to show off the awesome cover for my next short story (novelette?). It’s called Misbegotten, and it’s about a video gamer who is being tormented by a mysterious video game that is a little too real. This story is expected to be available in May.
David Keegan (AKA ‘DavidScreamsLikeAGirl’) is a famous horror video gamer on the world’s largest video-sharing website. He makes great money doing something he loves, and his fans can’t get enough of his girly, over-dramatic screaming. One night, a mysterious fan gives him a bootleg copy of a game called Misbegotten. All of his viewers insist he play, but the clawed, ghostly antagonist David calls ‘the witch’ makes the whole endeavor terrifying. Even when he stops playing the game, she haunts him… Awake, asleep, the witch doesn’t care. All David can think about is the reoccurring message: “She will kill you.” Continuing the game could mean the end of his sanity, but stopping could mean the end of his life.
**Misbegotten is a novelette of 10,500 words (or 37 pages).**
Since I’ve been feeling a bit under the weather and suffering from being stuck in my writing, I decided to pull out an old story I wrote and rework it. This is the story that I used to help get accepted into the Creative Writing program for my Master’s in Fine Art, so it has some sentimental value to me. Funnily enough, though, it was written quite a while ago (4 years or so) and is the kind of story that would be embarrassing for people to read as is now. I realize that I’ve grown as a write so much in the last four years, and this story is proof. I’ve always loved the story, so I’d like to bring it up to a higher level and then release it into the wild for all to read.
Ghost in a Bottle has a Sam Raimi horror feel to it, at least that was my intention. The sort of Raimi horror where it’s messed up, but you aren’t entirely certain if it’s supposed to be scary or funny because it ends up being a bit of both. Think Drag Me to Hell, though the original Evil Dead also qualifies. It’s that’s kind of story.
With all of that said, I thought I would show off the cover. Yes, it’s that close to publication. So, I hope you enjoy the eye candy as you wait for it to be available for purchase.
Also, if you didn’t see the announcement saying that Roadside Wraith is now available across most platforms, then you should head over to the Cole Knightly Short Story page and check out the links.
I know it’s been a while, but I’ve been extremely busy teaching. The good thing about it, though, is that I have a plethora of creeptastic ideas for my next short story. Creep is my next short and it’s currently in the works. I’m shooting for a late July release, but with my insane schedule right now, it may have to be a bit later. What I DO what to share, though, is the fantastic ebook cover by Renu Sharma.
Isn’t it a great cover? Renu is very talented. Stay tuned for more on this upcoming story. Also, watch out for some really excellent giveaways and guests on the blog.
I’m working on a disturbing trilogy called the Temple’s Gate trilogy. The cover art was done by Brian Poor. His artwork was actually the inspiration for these books. Look for Infinite (book 1) in Spring of 2013.
Aren’t they amazing? Brian’s work is pretty inspirational and I can’t wait to get started.