Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Once Bitten!

The first acceptance of 2015 is a rather special one for me; "Thrill of the Chase" will be published by the UK horror publisher KnightWatch Press in their "Once Bitten" anthology due in spring this year.

Cover art for "Once Bitten" by Stephen Cooney
"Thrill of the Chase" is one of those stories that has lingered in the recesses of my mind since I was a teen but never made it to the page as more than an odd scene or trail of dialogue until recently.

I always found the process of falling in love, the angst and anticipation, the heartache and self-doubt so much more alluring and intriguing than actually being in love. (I had far too much else on my mind to be bothered with all the hassle and demands which that put on my personal freedom. Now older, wiser and less impatient, I can see the benefits of the long haul!)

Still, is it not true that the pursuer often becomes the slave of her desire? Didn't your mother warn you be careful what you wish for because it might come true? If you go looking for love you may get more than you bargained for. But that of course is the "Thrill of the Chase" !

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