October Submission Blitz – Headless Horseman

October 12, 2013 at 3:34 am (horror, writing) (, , , , )

Yesterday and today were both pro-rate submissions , tackling new venues for me. Yesterday was another attempt at placing the bizarre and hard-to-place “On the Tip of her Tongue. ” Today, after getting a nice rejection letter from Writing Backwards that offered positive feedback and invited me to send a different story, I sent off “Amnesty.”

“Laying on Hands” is in its final stretch but I’m worried it will exceed the 5,000 word limit. That being said, I don’t mind making cutting down a story part of the editing process. You can end up with a much cleaner story as a result.

And today’s horror trope is the headless horseman. Most of the examples you seen in stories are either a retelling of, or an homage to, Washington Irving’s supernatural rival for Ichabod Crane in Sleepy Hollow. It is an ominous figure that brings to mind both terrible nightmares and Halloween.

I’m hoping to have “Laying on Hands” ready to go tomorrow – we’ll see.

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