Once again it seems like we traveled here at light speed, and I’ve loved every passing moment of it with you.
Today is the final nightmare of our
So there you have it, friends. I am working on a little side-project web cartoon that I will be featuring here on CardCastles. Some friends of mine have showed interest in chiming in on this. I’ve already been working on storyboard concepts and comic-style sketches of this for months.
Recently, little Alicia took a breather since I just took on some important clients but she is still being stitched together behind the scenes.
With all that said, I would like to thank all of you for your support during these last few months and during all 31Nightmares.
All of your kind words, enthusiam, emails, social sharing, and referrals have not gone unnoticed. There are some wonderful people watching here and you all have me so proud to call this series my brainchild. That being stated, you all know we are here for one reason, and this year another special reason—to pay tribute to Master of Horror, one of my greatest inspirations, Mr. Wes Craven—and a masterfully gifted Sorcerer of Horror himself, Mr. Grayson Queen.
Before Grayson passed on, one of the last conversations I had with him was a nerdy exchange (often our preferred, favorite and only type of conversation) about The Exorcism of Emily Rose.
I joked to him after he posted about zodiac, tarot, and his beautiful Ra. I said “You seem more like a mystic than an agnostic.”
Anyone that knew Grayson as Dave knew he was a stark atheist, but his mind had a way of needing to know every which and possible possibility. I always knew Dave had read something I wrote because he had a way of letting me know. The “horror” tag would always be clicked on & one or two pieces in the genre had also been read. It was his stealth-like way of saying “Hey friend. I’ve been here. I hear you.”
When October began and I set things in motion to be dedicated in our friend’s memory also, I remembered back to that conversation that went on for months that we never got to finish. Always two sentences at a time.
Then the final quote from the movie popped into my head and I thought of Dave.
I had a fear of going as far as I could once.
It was a fear that gripped me and kept me from my dreams.
Now I am no longer afraid.
“Work out your salvation with fear and trembling.”
– The Exorcism of Emily Rose
~For Dave and Wes~
This has been Day 31, The Final Nightmare.