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john ashbrook
I write radio ads

I joined Create50 in 2015. I have reviewed 3 projects.

First generation geek and proud.

Films that Inspired Me

To write my horror story? None. I was inspired by a childhood nightmare. The scariest books I ever read were Salem's Lot and The Amityville Horror - back when I was a teen. More recently, the most chilling, disturbing books I have read have been Clive Barker's Books of Blood and Tom Hill's Heart Shaped Box.

My Favorite Quote

"Well, opinions are like assholes, honey. Everybody's got one and everybody thinks everybody else's stinks."

My Friends

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About Me

I have written and been paid for magazine articles - mostly film reviews and interviews, text books (again, on film), a smattering of radio comedy and festoons of radio ads. I have written and NOT been paid for a couple of plays and another couple of screenplays, Oh, yeah, and I've taught lots of Media Studies and a bit of Creative Writing.

But I've never published prose. Not one word.

With that in mind, I'm part way through writing a collection of short stories. i took a detour from that to write this story for you ... Partly because, at just 2,000 words, it wasn't a long detour, but mostly to see if I could write something that is actually scary.

My Recent Work

Story: The Spider Taketh Hold v2 Draft 2 for Twisted50

Work I have left feedback on (3 of 3)

Sodor & Gomorrah by Nick Twyford

There's Something In The Wardrobe by Luke Mepham

ThePilot by Charles Rudkin

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Create50 Live Projects

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Singularity 50 // Book // collection of short stories

Currently accepting stories

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Twisted50 vol 2 // Book // collection of short stories

Currently accepting stories

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The Singularity50 Book Has A Website

Quick update, we now have a website for The Singularity50. The stories are still, as you know, being read, re-read and judged. But do check out the site and if you would like to write a blog about your experiences and story for The Singularity, drop me a line with it and we will get it published on the site