Writing Prompt: Holy Shit! CHUD Penguins!

Posted by @ 1:06 pm on April 14th, 2010

Graham Racher

Nicholson Baker wrote a horror story about potatoes. Penguins live in the sewers of Cape Town, South Africa.

Potatoes are a part of the family of plants sometimes called the nightshades. People refer to penguins as “nature’s clowns.”


…I think horror itself desperately, more desperately than fantasy or science fiction, needs somebody to hammer the egg and open it up a bit. Until recently, too much horror was written under models not plastic enough to cope with the opportunism of the great writer.

John Clute, author of The Darkening Garden: A Short Lexicon of Horror



(Technically, I guess the post title should refer to them as CAUD: Cannibalistic Avian Underground Dwellers.)


There are some things. Go forth and synthesize, my pretties.

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