I love silhouette shots. They make photos seem so mysterious and enchanting. The nice thing about these kinds of shots is that the subjects are hidden, and their gestures are the only ways that you can identify the story in the photograph.
Recently, I've been reading classic horror stories, mainly by Edgar Allen Poe. I read The Black Cat and the Fall of the House of Usher. I love how his stories are so cliché in terms of the plot, but they still seem to have that sense of originality. (I don't even know if I made sense or not with that statement.) But what I'm trying to say is, you could have the same story idea with some other writer, but the way you craft the story is a whole different concept. That's why I love Edgar Allen Poe.
I also read a short story called The Lottery by Shirley Jackson. It wasn't horror, but I found it disturbing in a good way. In the way that the story is so strong and captivating that you really think hard about the story. That's exactly how I felt after reading it. It was so surprising how the start seems like one of them happy, vintage stories with men who talk with those really cool country accents, and it ends to be a dramatic and alarming story. If you are capable of facing your fears and walking alone in the dark, then I am betting all my money in that you'd find the story so..brilliant. To keep you on a cliff hanger: I'll ask you this question that leads to the complete climax of the story. "Why would people be afraid of a TRADITIONAL lottery?"
I know that I've had better posts, but I just really wanted to tell you all about what I've been reading in the week! I'm going to post photos over our school break this Wednesday!
See y'all later!
P.S My Hunger Games post is currently a total of 1,300+ words. To post or not to post?