Saturday, 19 January 2008

A Splatter of Zombie Flesh...

Someone must have been messing with my creative buttons as I seem to be in short story mode... I didn't even put 'write zillions of short stories' on my resolutions list this year, but ho hum - enjoying a little bit of time working on some shorts.

Completed, edited, edited, edi... (you get my drift) a short story, 'If you go down to...'. It's my attempt at splatterpunk, ie very, very, totally gross-out. I've submitted it to an anthology looking for slice and dice stories, not certain if it's gross enough though. We shall see. I'm working on another short - or was until I nosied on over to my blog and started surfing the net.

Wendy Withers has posted a blog about a Canadian zombie movie I hadn't heard of called 'Fido' - it looks totally, freaking, wacko, fun, fun, fun. Don't know if it has been released in the UK but I am going to have to find out like NOW! Check out the trailer below.



I'm still working on my children's novel 'The Poisoned Apple' - about 7,000 words into the second draft. Getting there...

11 comments:

Dan said...

Fido is quite a good film, definitely a fresh take on the zombie genre and well worth checking out.

Thanks for dropping by my blog and thanks double for the comment! I've added you to my Google Reader

Catherine J Gardner / Phoenix Rendell said...

Cheers Dan...

wendylbolm said...

Fido is definitely the most sympathetic movie I've ever seen towards zombies.

I'm not sure if the above sentence made any sense at all. I'm very tired.

Jeff Parish said...

Good luck with the Slice submission...would love to see another person accepted. :)

Catherine J Gardner / Phoenix Rendell said...

Wendy - thanks for introducing me to it (it's not out in the UK so I am gutted).

Jeff - I don't think it will make it into the anthology as I'm sure it's not gruesome enough...

Jeff Parish said...

Don't sell yourself short. "A Slice of Vengence" isn't really all that gruesome (although it does make my flesh crawl at times), but they took it.

Catherine J Gardner / Phoenix Rendell said...

Thanks Jeff... Received a rejection this morning, but it was a very nice rejection... No blood spatter.

Thomas Kingsley Troupe said...

Aw shucks. I was going to wish you good luck on the story. I would love, love, love to read it if you're in the sharing mood.

Of course, I'd reciprocate with Goodhalo once it's in a servicable condition.

Zombie writers...UNITE!

P.S. I actually got Fido a week ago and haven't had a chance to watch it yet. Now I'm COMPLETELY excited to see it. Mayhap tonight.

Catherine J Gardner / Phoenix Rendell said...

Hey Thomas, I'm always in a sharing mood (except when it comes to chocolate). It's not about zombies though, it's just gory... Or not gory enough. I don't know.

I can't wait to read Goodhalo, and I hope you'll want to read The Poisoned Apple, which does have lots and lots of zombies in it...

Thomas Kingsley Troupe said...

CG/PR - Zombies or no zombies, I'd love to read it. Send anything you want my way. The e-mail address is in my profile or even on the front page o' my blog.

And YES! I can't wait to read The Poisoned Apple. I've been jonesin' to see what that's all about. Get yours done and I'll get mine done and we'll swap!

Looking forward to it, truly.

Catherine J Gardner / Phoenix Rendell said...

Hi Thomas - one short story winning it's way to your inbox later today... Be brutal (I can take it)... Cate :)