Mid-July Is Horror Season

This is just about the time when the sun waking me up before 6 a.m. starts to feel sinister, like a cruel master.

This is the point of summer when the heat and humidity are oppressive and I just want to hide in the shade with a book. Or lock myself indoors.

Mid-July is summer horror season, I don’t make the rules but it is.

Read this gothic style tale in less than 24 hours
This is literary fiction but also SO MUCH MORE. Sci-Fi, dystopia, AND horror.
EXACTLY my style of creepy / disturbing short fiction
When it’s too hot to be outside, cool off with a movie screening of “Interview with the Vampire”
Central air + monster movies. MOTHRA 4EVA

We are in the midst of a dangerous heat wave that won’t seem to end; one of my coping strategies is to wake up very early and spend time outside before it really swelters. Then hide.

6 a.m. sunlight

And this is how I had myself a little goth beach day. Sun woke me up at 5:45 a.m. I was at the edge of the ocean before 7:30 a.m., and at home for a shower and a post-beach-nap by noon.

Sigh. This day was a week ago, and frankly the last time I have enjoyed being outside. No end in sight to the heat. Send vampire novels.

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