Tired of being happy? Why not read Blackwood?

Picture of the Day 81: it’s Blackwood, darling;

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This story may not change your life (plug, I wrote it, it’ll be out later this year fingers crossed!), but it will make it that extra bit darker. It may cast shadow over your entire life. Featuring fun, off-the-wall themes like rape, going insane and the consequences of violence, Blackwood is assured to add a little grim to the brightest of days. In it’s pages you’ll find an almost endless, intensely woven sequence of terrible things happening to good people. You’ll find darkness, sadness and despair on a scale you scarcely thought possible. Piece by piece you will find your heart whittled down, until continuing reading becomes a necessary dread, until you are so spellbound by every terror the protagonists face that you feel you are walking alongside them, enduring more than surviving, wishing with every faint scrap of hope left within you that something, oh pleaseĀ something nice would happen for a change.

But hey! I finished the second draft, and have now moved into editing. The light I see at the end of the tunnel is the day I will finally be finished working on this most soul eroding of novels. And on that day I will thank the Lord Cthulhu or Sauron or the very face of the Warp, for sparing me from the endless horror my life seemed destined to manifest.

Blackwood: really, darling, how bad could it be?


About Anneque Machelle

Anneque Machelle finds the best in indie sci-fi - so you don't have to. Her background in biology, engineering and fiction writing give her a Geiger counter to find the most radioactive underground hits this side of Pripyat.
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