Follow the leader…

When the ideas come, I don’t evaluate them, overthink them, or put them aside. No, I get my ass in gear and capture them as soon as I can, before they fade back into the mist.

Example. This idea just popped into my head:

“Have you ever noticed the foul, almost rancid odor of money? Not so much fresh from the mint, but once it’s been in circulation through all those hands…”

“Shut up, and open the damned safe,” the voice behind him growled, pressing the barrel of the gun against the back of his head, “or the next thing you smell will be your fucking brains on their way out.”

Now, if I’d have judged this idea, I’d likely have discarded it, because it’s not a “horror idea”. That would have been a bad choice…as I began typing the part that follows, I found that the safe has a secret compartment, containing a…well, trust me. The non horror idea is migrating comfortably into classic horror.

All I have to do is follow the story to see where it takes me…

Edit, three days later…

So, not a horror idea, eh? Let’s see who this is progressing…

Edward pressed the side of what appeared to be a shelf support, and the bottom of the safe popped up in front, revealing a compartment in the false bottom. He lifted it up and sighed deeply as he saw the manuscript safely in place.

He ran his fingers lightly, almost reverently across the obscene cover, purported to be human flesh. The money can be replaced, but this…he’d spent more than half a lifetime seeking the actual print, and had this safe made specifically to protect it. He pressed the bottom back down, the reassuring clicks confirming the cover had locked back in place.

Unlike Lovecraft’s fictional Necronomicon, this tome had no title, and the few in the world that knew of its existence referred to it as Divinitatem Tenebris, Latin for Dark Divinity. As far as he’d been able to learn, this manuscript was the only one ever produced, handwritten in blood, bound in flesh, and older than man.

Yeah…when the ideas come in, you never ignore them. “Dark Divinity” is the new tale spawned from this “non horror”idea…

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