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Topic Nominated "The Mindfulness of Horror Practice" at Pseudopod

Our own Dr. Locrian's piece"The Mindfulness of Horror Practice" was selected as one of three winners of the Pseudopod flash fiction contest. They are now available for podcast at Pseudopod. All three stories are great, but I really did like Jon's best for a few different reasons. First, it is one of those stories that after hearing it you wonder why no one has thought of this before. Melding guided meditation and horror, and in such an effective way. Second, Jon nails it in the pacing as the horror of what you contain (or that contains you) slowly reveals itself. Third, Jon reads it himself and, if you've heard Jon read before, you know he has a voice uniquely suited to this manner of horror. The dulcet tones of his voice contain something sinister.

The others stories are great creep-fests as well. One deals with the loss of childhood and the disappointment of adulthood (and the subtle horror therein) and the other deals with a hidden darkness that arises from ordinary circumstances and begins to overflow the ordinary world.

Definitely worth your while to hear these three excellent short pieces.

Pseudopod PseudoPod 471: Flash On The Borderlands XXX: Flash Fiction Contest IV

"What lay behind me was no longer any normal, familiar life, that everyday life out of which the impulse to pray raises us, with still at the back of our minds that whensoever we wish we can return. A void was behind me. And in front a wall, a wall of darkness." Georges Bernanos, The Diary of a Country Priest

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Re: "The Mindfulness of Horror Practice" at Pseudopod

Dr. Locrian takes memento mori to a whole new level.

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Later in 2016, Padgett–along with a team of editors and the artistic wizardry of Dave Felton–will be releasing the first issue of Vastarien, a source of critical study and creative response to the corpus of Thomas Ligotti and the authors who influenced and are influenced by him.


This is magnificent news!

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I haven't had a chance to listen to the podcast yet, but I am looking forward to hearing more about Vastarien!
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