Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Prudence MacGregor in the Twilight Zone

 


I reviewed Prudence MacGregor's Trilogy recently and really enjoyed these three oddly unsettling short stories. So I'm delighted to welcome the author to my blog today. She's answering the question of why she wrote the stories and collected them together into her book.





Why I Chose to Write Trilogy in the Paranormal Genre

By Prudence MacGregor

I have always been fascinated by the unknown and what the possibilities are that lie beyond that what we know; the tangible, if you will. It's no secret that I am a big fan of the iconic television series, The Twilight Zone, for one. It was so good at presenting stories that, ostensibly, had a normal veneer but peel that back and you had the oddest of circumstances surrounding them. That's what I tried to do with Trilogy: A Collection, and that show, along with my interest in the unknown and "what could be," inspired and influenced me to write these three stories in the paranormal genre.

Choosing how to present these stories was a bit of a challenge, as there were so many situations that I could have used. However, what kept coming up for me were three scenarios that I felt would merit exploration: the possibility that we all could have a double somewhere in the world; what would happen if one released a balloon with a note and where it would go and who would find it; and finally, the possibility that a passenger on plane high in the sky that you see on any given day could intersect with your life in some odd way.

I purposely kept the stories short, so readers could formulate their own opinions about them and how they could end. However, I also am thinking of perhaps expanding on one or two of them for a future book. The possibilities are endless when dealing with the unknown!

I would certainly be interested if you expand them Prudence. I really enjoyed that slightly unsettling Twilight Zone feel you gave me in reading these, and I'm sure readers will too.


Can you tell us a little about yourself as well the book?

Author Bio: I was born on the isle of Manhattan and began writing stories at an early age.  There are things besides writing that I love to do. Mainly, travel, read, and indulge in decadent delights such as Australian red licorice and trying different perfumes.

That red licorice sounds good! And the book's good too! Thank you so much for visiting my blog.

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