Saturday, August 15, 2009

Here it is!

My short story "Willing Blood" is officially published in The Absent Willow Review!

A bit nervous, I admit...this was the first short story I ever wrote. It's listed as a horror, and I've stated in previous posts that this is a dark story. So, if ya don't like that sorta thing, ya been warned.

They picked a cool piece of art to go with it, I must say. I've been so curious to see what would be selected. I've mentioned before how impressed I am with the writing in this magazine, but I've neglected (shame on me!) the incredible artwork on there as well!

OK, now get ta readin'!


I posted a pdf of my description of the allegory/symbolism in "Willing Blood." This is for those who didn't quite see the allegory or who don't want to read the story but are interested in how someone can call "horror" Christian. (I suppose if you saw all the allegory, you can simply read it and nod in agreement :).

Be warned--there are plot spoilers in the description!

Here's the link: Allegory of Willing Blood


Dayle James Arceneaux said...

I read your story this morning while sharpening my pitchfork and re-tarring my torch. :)

Actually I noticed some Christian allegory embedded in the story.

Good job. Good story and well written.

Kat Heckenbach said...

Guess I'm-a gonna hafta put on my pitchfork-proof vest and get out the water-hose...

Glad you found the allegory :).

And thank you!

Bekah said...

That was an AWESOME story, Kat! I loved it!
It reminded me of Frank Peretti!!


Kat Heckenbach said...

Frank Peretti...

Yay! That is a huge compliment. I LOVE his writing!


KM Wilsher said...

Yeah, I can see the Peretti comparison. I loved the emotion. It was daring and dark in contrast with innocence and beauty. Nice job, Kat.


tyeager said...

Your imagery makes the page throb! Masterful character development, especially for such a short story. Great job, Kat.

Kat Heckenbach said...

Thank you very much :).

Kathryn Howard said...

Loved the story Miss Thang...oh my, great descriptions... characters are so your wild mind. Your vocabulary rocks, sister...I can't remember the word now (duh) but there was a verb in there that I have never even heard of before...Really cool how you can whip up such a frothy brew like it's nobody's business and then walk away with the prize to boot...YOU ROCK!!