Tagged: Great Kills

What do you think?

Looking ahead at “Great Kills Believers,” I’ve come to a crossroads in dealing with the “boss monster.” On one hand, I’m considering strict satanic cult. On the other hand, I’m eyeballing something more along the lines of an ancient evil from the dawn of creation. I don’t want to step on Lovecraft, if I can avoid it, so the cosmology will be new.

Could I ask YOUR opinion on this? The last time I crowd sourced an idea, I ended up with “Manleigh Cheese.” I’d call that a success.

Speaking of “Manleigh Cheese,” I’m around 32K words into the sequel. That’s behind my goals, but I wasn’t expecting an evil encounter with writer’s block. The important thing is that I’m writing it in the first place. Right?

Now, completely unrelated to anything else…here is an example of Uchigumori. It is a stone used in the final polishing of Samurai swords. Have I mentioned that I have a wide range of unusual hobbies?

uchigumori
Uchigumori koppa

Great Kills

I hate that this story concept has obsessed me this much. I really want to work on the sequel to Manleigh Cheese, but it is getting pushed slightly to the side. The urge to pin down the darkness of GK, even if I’ve got notes, is incredibly strong.

Here’s what I’ve come up with, knowing it might not make it into the cover art design.

Great Kills BelieversI’m proposing that as the manuscript’s title.

The story concept involves punching mega churches right in the face. Not that I don’t respect everyone’s right to worship as they choose…I’ve read the Qu’ran, some of the Vedic texts, and other things…but the phenomenon of giant (very rich) congregations seems ripe for creative license. Please don’t take too much offense if you’re an individual that chooses large groups of believers!