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.”

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…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

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httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqDToaLuJ7I

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

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

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