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Monday, October 3, 2011

Xquisite Corpse 2011 Chapters 1 to 3

Some of you may be going, "HEY!  It's Monday!  Isn't this supposed to be the weekly summary of William Castle's 2011 "Scare It Forward!" stories?  What's this 'Xquisite Corpse' stuff?"  Well, the answer to that is, quite simple:  For the third tale of terror this year, Mr. Castle is changing things up a bit.  Instead of having a unified theme in regards to the pictures accompaning the chapters- such as the postcards found in the other two this year, each picture will be completely different from each other... creating a macabre collage of words and images.  A Frankensteinian approach to story telling and illustration, if you will.  With the change in approach, comes a change in name.  So, without further ado, allow me to cobble together the first of my Xquisite Corpse 2011 summaries for you...

The story so far:

Johnnie Moon has a gift- a gift that winds up costing him a leg and his Harley.  A mysterious woman with black hair calls out to him through the gift... but to what end?  What importance does she and Johnnie have to the fate of the world?  While allowing Johnnie the opportunity to avoid disaster at one turn, will the gift bring him nothing but horror at the next?

There are three writers this week- with Glen Middleton bringing us the opening piece of our lovely tale, while David J. Russle (Chapter Two) and Brian Lane (Chapter Three) sew on a few more appendages.  I'm really looking forward to seeing how this story shapes up... especially since I'll be writing one of the later chapters myself!

You can read the full Xquisite Corpse story on William Castle's blog.  I also suggest reading the second "Scare It Forward!" tale, as well as "Scare It Forward!: Undertow" from earlier this year... in addition to last year's story, "Scare It Forward!: Angel Island"!

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