“It’s so quiet.”
“Yes, it is,” David agreed.
“It’s too quiet,” Jill said. “I thought this would be romantic but it’s more creepy than romantic. Too bad we couldn’t find the floodlight switch. The pitch blackness is spooky as hell.”
He tightened his arm around her bare shoulders as they lay there. The city traffic had been murder and they had arrived at the lake house much later than expected.
Lindsey Goddard, author of “Invitation Only” in Dark Moon Digest 18 and lovely mistress of the macabre answers a few questions.
1. What was the idea behind the story you wrote for DMD 18?
I was thinking about children with behavioral problems who are often labeled “bad” kids. I thought to myself, “It’s not so simple. Kids are much more than just ‘bad’ or ‘good’”. Then it hit me: Of the parents whose lives have been turned upside down by phone calls from principals and warnings from neighbors and police, how many of them would trade their “bad” child for a “good” one if offered the opportunity? The idea clicked with me because, though I hate to admit it, I was a pretty bad teenager and put my own mother through Hell. She never gave up on me, though. Thanks, mom!
2. How do you get writing again when you have a block?
I read, read, read. That’s usually enough to throw some fuel on the flame when it’s burning low.
3. Do you write with music? If yes, what do you typically listen to?
I need either white noise (like my beloved box fan) or music on my ear buds. Most recently, I’ve listened to Hands Like Houses, Black Keys, and Norah Jones to get the words flowing.
4. Besides writing, what else do you like to do with your life?
I love horror movies, art, animals, earth science, and tattoos. If it involves one of those, I’m game.
5. Links, links, links
Official website: http://www.lindseybethgoddard.com/
Make sure to check out Dark Moon Digest 18 to read Lindsey’s story, but then go find her new website!
by Gerry Griffiths
To celebrate our daughter, Genene’s 37th birthday, we spent the weekend in San Francisco and attended the Walker Stalker Con (WSC) 2015 hosted at the historical Fort Mason Center, as we are huge fans of The Walking Dead. That Saturday morning we traveled up from San Jose, which is just over an hour’s drive. We were worried about where to park in the city and the exorbitant cost but lucked out when we found parking at the Marina both days, which was only a five-minute walk away from the Fort Mason entrance; and was absolutely free!