Continuing with my Halloween guests dropping in the to sit a spell, please welcome author, S.D. Grady – whose current release, The Silver Scream, also appears in the dark fantasy – print anthology Gremlins – from loveyoudivine.
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Most of the time I’m a pretty romantic creature. I love a good fairy tale. My stories are often filled with silk gowns, glittering chandeliers and true love found.
So then, where did such a tale as “The Silver Scream” come from?
Well, one of my favorite TV shows as a kid was Alfred Hitchcock. You never knew what kind of tale might come from the darkness. It might be funny, frightening and even contain a bit of a fairy tale. But I knew each week I would be watching and experiencing that familiar flutter of the stomach…the bit of suspense…the need to see beyond the black corner and face the monster.
I am fortunate in that I live in New England. Halloween is decorated by Mother Nature each and every year. The yards and streets are carpeting in a blanket of dead leaves. They crunch under your feet, sending that crisp, unmistakable scent into the air. The historic graveyards enjoy the autumn sun, only to descend into creepy shadows once the moon rises. If you ever needed inspiration for a setting for a scary story, New England is the place to come.
Every town center is graced by a white, steepled church several hundred years old…perhaps, the pointed steeples mean to chase those things that linger on the edge of our imaginations back to where they belong.
And then there are the business sections of town. Often they are the direct descendents of the Industrial Revolution. Brick buildings line the street, empty shop windows next to newer ones. You look up and see the love and care the artisans of the 19th Century took in placing each brick. Arched windows, granite lintels over each portal, elaborate decorations…often crumbling with neglect. You add the bitter wind of late autumn, the sound of leaves scurrying in the alley after dark and a desire to see your town come alive in a different time and…
The Gremlin in The Silver Scream came to life.
I admit to being one of the last ones to rake my leaves in the fall. Every day when I walk out to my car, I stop and stomp through the thick blanket of russet, flaming orange, bright yellow and dessicated brown leaves. Often I hear something rustling…out of sight. Probably a squirrel. But honestly, isn’t it much more fun when you think it might be a creature from another place?
I dare you! Explore the darkness! Read “Gremlins: An Anthology” today…and find that wide-eyed horror of youth all over again.
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“The Silver Scream” by S.D. Grady
Once of seven tales within “Gremlins”
Film school student, Gilda Albright, has taken a job in the newly refurbished Orpheum Theatre as a movie projectionist. The gem from another era prompts her imagination to take flight, and she invites her boyfriend Seth to a private screening. Looking like a movie star from the 50’s, she strips in the spotlight, ensnaring Seth’s lust and drawing the eager eyes of another to her buxom figure. The building takes on a life of its own—fear invades Gilda’s workdays. Will the unseen gremlin let her go or fulfill its erotic obsession with a vision from the past?
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Want to know more about author S. D. Grady? She’s featured author of the month at The Romance Studio: