It’s a good thing I haven’t done any posts in the past few days, because they would have consisted entirely of “Must not scratch the bug bites. Must not scratch the bug bites. Must not must not must not MUSTNOTMUSTNOTMUSTNOT AAARRRGHHH THEY ITCH THEY ITCH I’VE GOTTA SCRATCH ARGH ARGH ARGH!!!”

But, for the most part, I did not scratch them (deerfly bites, to be specific) and they have faded from grotesque wounds that would make you literally regurgitate to ugly blotches that would merely make you shriek in revulsion. My hope is that by Necon my legs will be suitable for public viewing, not that I plan to show them off.

I’ve got a few new A Bad Day For Voodoo reviews to link to over the next week or so, but for now check out this Dread Central review of A Feast of Frights, which says “‘The Story of My First Kiss’ by Jeff Strand is my absolute favorite tale in the book. It’s delightfully twisted, wickedly funny, and completely warped.”

And, hey, I finally recorded a new episode of my Gleefully Macabre podcast! Dread Media uploads them pretty quickly, so it should be up in the next couple/few days. 

TOMORROW: An interview with the lovely and talented Nick Cato!

3 Responses to “Bites”

  1. Jim Says:

    (oops) Yikes! I was just reading up on deer flies, and what fun they can be.

    [i]These flies cut through the skin using razor-sharp mouthparts that are shaped like a knife or razor. The flies will then suck the blood up from the wound for several minutes. This process makes these flies potential mechanical vectors of such diseases as anthrax, tularemia, anaplasmosis, hog cholera, equine infectious anemia and filariasis.[/i]

    All this in addition to the more common Lyme disease. Why do I think this is going to happen to one of your characters very soon — once the itching has stopped?


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