See the fun new gallery of imaginary “Greetings from Hell!” — a series of special Instigation postcards sent in from writers responding to a “creative prompt on the dark side” on the back in clever ways.
In loving homage to Brian Eno & Peter Schmidt’s “Oblique Strategies” lateral thinking cards, I have been creating Diabolique Strategies: a random generator of dark, creative provocations. This will be a free website/webapp you can visit whenever you get stuck in a creative rut and want a little weird, random inspiration. You can also load it up on a mobile browser and install it as an “app” so it’ll always be on hand on your phone or tablet.
Readers of Instigation: Creative Prompts on the Dark Side will definitely want to check it out. The new project is currently in development, but almost ready. As a visitor to this webpage, you’re the first to learn about it! You can go to diaboliquestrategies.com to get a sneak peek and learn more.
[As this is in its early stages, I’d appreciate any feedback you’d like to leave in the comments].
Here’s a glam photo of our test cover art for the Instigation ebook in progress for Mastication Publications (to be published in March 2013). This is NOT the final cover…but it’s close!
Instigation: Creative Prompts on the Dark Side is a collection of ideas, questions, and scenarios to help writers, filmmakers and artists formulate new horror or suspense stories… or to give their ideas more crazy levels of conflict and more terrifying twists.
The book is scheduled to be released in March 2013, for a price tbd. But you can reserve your copy for as little as a $1 today. Every pledge to the Fridge of the Damned will get a free copy of this ebook in March, so please back us before the campaign expires on Feb 1st: kck.st/YUsPdL
If you have feedback on the cover, please leave a comment!
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A higher res image of the Instigation cover is up in the Fridge of the Damned gallery on Flickr.
Our first ebook release, Sportuary, was published in 2009. It is available only from amazon.com for the Kindle. You can read kindle ebooks on virtually any device, including your computer and mobile phone, but you’ll need an account at amazon.com to purchase kindle ebooks.
Sportuary is a collection of horror poems by Michael Arnzen related to athletics, featuring original art by Marcia Borell, for just $2.99. Read more about Sportuary on our catalog page or go directly to amazon.com.
“Employing haiku and free verse, Arnzen plumbs the depths of his aberrant, wonderful imagination and offers biting commentary on the shadowy side of athletics: swimmers mesmerized by hungry undertows and ping pong played with staring human eyes, referees getting their gruesome reward and badminton as played by lunatics…these poems are good!” –Tim Curran, Dark Krypt
Read a free excerpt.