Greetings! My name is BlackPersephone. Like many writers and readers here, I've been an avid fan of horror for as long as I can remember. I also have a passion for history, having a university degree majoring in the field. I love many other aspects of horror, especially the paranormal, however writing about history is a personal strength of mine. History is so much more than just bland dates and textbooks, but a reflection of the human soul and spirit, an important feature in understanding our present and overall very fascinating when given the opportunity to be engaged with. Which leads to the basic point and connection with a creepypasta site like this; The frightening side of the past. There is something about the genuine, real life suffering that people went through that can appear so eerie and beyond comprehension. And not just to look at it with shock and dismay but to also honour their memories and bring them to life, especially from the more unknown events.
Anyhoo, enough of my preaching! I am a huge bookworm, love animals, enjoy a variety of sports, ballet and travelling. My writing background is more academic and thus I am still regularly working on improving my story telling skills. My writing style goals tend to be more fluid and elegant, yet to the point. I don't like fillers and I do my best to do things like describe characters subtly creatively instead of just a straight forward bio. I suppose I am a blend of the academia method, the prose of George R.R Martin and the clean bluntness of Varlam Shalamov's Kolyma Tales. Like anything else in life, I now simply try to be myself in my writing. If one tries to force themselves to do another type or style, it just doesn't work out.
Hunt in the Gulag: A first person account of a political prisoner's life in a Soviet Gulag during the first decades of the 20th century. A young woman must not only endure living in an extremely isolated labour camp under starving, freezing and filthy conditions, but must also survive the threats of other criminal prisoners who desire to hunt for sport.
Hung, Drawn and Quartered: A brutal death sentence of a convicted man leads to terrifying events for the executioner.
Here We Are in Nanking: An invading army arrives and torments a city, and the unlikely few - including a Nazi - remain to try and protect its inhabitants.
Future and current projects:
Cries From The Rest of Us: A figure who must endure the hardships of the Armenian Genocide.
The Victim's Ball: The French Revolution developed a passion for equality and freedom, but also a period of great terror. Many succumbed to torture and public executions. As its peak subsided, what do the survivors do in order to cope? Why, have a grand party of course! And dress appropriately, as if you are on your way to the guillotine.
The Nanzino Affair/Cannibal Island: A group of peasant farmers who were forced to be deported from their homelands are dumped on a desolate island with expectations to grow and form a community out of nothing. It does not take long to realize, after months of famine and desperation, that some of the earlier arrived inhabitants have already succumbed to one thing; murdering and eating each other.
Thank you for the opportunity to be spotlighted. Writing is such an wonderful and important aspect of society yet can be a difficult skill to master and to be even remotely considered decent enough among many other talented writers is such a huge honour.
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