Free: “HIM,” a short psychosexual horror story.

HIM is free for the next five days on Amazon.

HIM is a short psychosexual horror story about madness, delusion and murder. Intended for mature readers only.

This story is really different from what I usually write. I wandered what it would be like to go to a dark place for a story. I found out. I think it’s a good story, but I don’t see myself writing in this genre too often.

Imagine taking the bus home at the end of a cold winter day. The bus is full of all kinds of people with all kinds of problems. And as one slowly descends into madness he notices you. Would you notice before it is too late?

It was fun setting the story in Minneapolis where I used to live. I used to commute on the bus and, as in any lager city, there are a number of mentally ill folk on the bus. I said “hi” to one guy and for the next few days I could tell he was including me in his delusions. I stopped taking that bus for a while. That stayed with me. I wanted to play with the idea of what happens when delusion and obsession go unchecked.

Grab a free copy and let me know what you think. πŸ™‚

On a personal note and update

Folks that follow me on Facebook know I just moved. Which just is one way of saying, “OMG, who the hell has time to write!” Fortunately the computer is back up so I can get back to the paid work and the writing. I swear I will finish Cooter Crossing by the end of summer! I have to because people are demanding the follow up to Dark Love, which is cool and all. I really need to learn how to write faster! It looks like given the choice between unpacking and writing, writing is winning out. This is a good thing. πŸ™‚

You’all have a good weekend.

Pax,
Stephen

Author: Stephen del Mar

Stephen del Mar lives in the Tampa Bay area and writes in the Southern Literary tradition. His stories are character driven with rich settings. They often have a touch of the paranormal, supernatural, or magical realism.

Although he writes about serious subjects, they are sweetened with humor and wit. He says, “It’s a southern thing.”