The first (and hopefully not only) story for Literotica's Halloween story contest is up. You can read it here:
This is a little more horror than my usual stories. At one point after writing it I did briefly consider sending it out to more mainstream horror fiction magazines. Then, after I'd stopped laughing, I decided that was a stupid idea.
All the horror movie references are real horror films. Ruggero Deodato, the director of Cannibal Holocaust, apparently was arrested on suspicion of murdering his cast for real. That must have brought a warm glow of job-done-well to the heart of whoever was responsible for the special effects.
I don't expect "Snuff/Skin Flick" to score very highly. The main PoV character is too far removed from the action to have the same level of sexual intensity as my other stories and my Nasty End stories never score as highly as the Nice End stories. Still, I hope people appreciate it as a more mainstream-type horror tale. There are more typical succubus stories on the way (don't worry, they still have fucked up elements ;)).
As always, if you have any questions about the story or there were things that bugged you about it and you want to let me know, feel free to scrawl something in the comments below.
Oh, I might as well tackle something I saw on Literotica's boards. Snuff is on the list of things that Literotica doesn't allow in stories. So how does a story with Snuff in the title get through? (and correspondingly, how the hell do you get anything posted there at all, Hydra, considering the typical death count in your stories?)
I can't speak for the official policies of the site, but in general it seems to be don't submit anything where the PoV character gets sexually aroused by killing another character in a way that could be copied out in the real world by anyone reading that story. PoV and realism are the important factors. From a horror literature point of view this does rule out certain types of story, but I don't blame the site owners for wanting to be cautious here. No-one wants to feel tangentially responsible for a nutjob enacting a murderous sexual fantasy they picked up from reading a story online. Despite this, there is still plenty of leeway for a writer to depict brutality, as this story will attest. :)