Blogging from A to Z Challenge: M is for Monsters
I write about monsters. Vampires, evil wizards, demons, ghosts, monsters come in all shapes and forms. I don’t know why I tend to write about monsters, in the literal sense of the word. Hower, when you think about it, each story contains a monster. Be it another person, a villain of sorts, a force of nature, or just bad things happening, you can’t have a story without having monsters of some sort.
But monsters, actual monsters, the kind who gnawes and bites and kills, well they’re slightly overused. You can’t read four paranormal books without encountering vampires. Either the wicked kind, or the Twilight-kind. There are so many werewolf books out there that it would take more than a life time to read them all. We’ve been there, done there.
I’d like to see more books featuring original monsters. The kind you don’t read about every day. Baba Yagas. Evil spirits based on Eastern-European folklore. Monsters baded on African folklore. The Japanse ghosts we’re all so terrified from when we see Japanese horror movies.
Originality isn’t always easy, so when you write about a monster that’s been used to dead, then at least give it an original spin. Add a fresh element to it. Make it sparkle – although, please don’t take literally.