Saturday, September 01, 2012

Writing Report

 About 4000 words into my 'Six-guns & Sorcery' story. Nothing overtly supernatural has occurred as of yet. There's a bit right at the front that shows that something weird is going on though. Working title is THE DEVIL YOU DON'T KNOW as in "Better the devil you know than the devil you don't know."
   One of the protagonists is a bounty hunter named Frank Hatcher, better known as Hatch. Doing it in chapters like an old fashioned pulp story. Having fun so far.

6 comments:

James Reasoner said...

Sounds excellent. Having fun is the way to go.

Charles R. Rutledge said...

I agree James. These days I try to only write stuff I enjoy.

James A. Moore said...

I am, of course, interested in seeing where this goes. And I am also eager to get back to my own, but first, other projects must be finished.

Anonymous said...

Please pardon my flashback/non sequitur...

Some godawful long time ago you were blogging about Huge Cave or Weird Menace yarns and I was trying to recall a Weird Menace yarn by Cave that left a few of its scenes burned into my memory.

Well, I found it. The story wasn't in any of my Cave collections, but in Robert Weinberg's Weird Menace #6. Of course Daughter of the Plague was originally to be found in the January 1936 issue of Terror Tales, but that's even harder to dig up.
I just re-read it and it's still good, although it (like many/most weird menace tales) has certain scenes that transcend the tale as a whole.

I was digging deep into the archives for weird menace tales because I saw this new collection on sale...

http://www.altuspress.com/projects/devils-in-the-dark-terror-trios-featuring-hugh-b-cave/#comment-57716

As we head inexorably into autumn and the Halloween season, my black heart is gladdened by the prospect of a small stack of the longest tales that the weird menace genre ever produced.
I do not have any of the three Cave stories in this volume. You can call up the covers of the next two collections on Amazon. The lurid gothicism all but boils up off the screen.

John Hocking

James Reasoner said...

I hadn't heard about those Hugh Cave books. That's great news!

Charles R. Rutledge said...

Oh, I am all over that. Thanks for the heads up, John.