This past week, we’ve been busting our butts on our latest Renna Olsen horror offering, The Ocular. We are really in love with this story and we hope you love it too. That’s why, for today’s blog, we thought we’d give you a little taste.
Excerpt from The Ocular:
It was three in the morning, the hour of the demon, and there were dark doings in the bowels of the Old Mill. The metastatic tumor of a methamphetamine lab operated in the depths of the night, growing within the bowels of the abandoned paper mill. The pair of malignant cancer cells spawning this deadly poison worked round the clock. The two tweakers were named Shawn Billings and Jeffrey “Jeffy” Casey and neither of them, fueled by greed and their own product, would sleep tonight.
The two criminals tended their chemical baby like a pair of anxious parents.
Shawn was a near genius who had dropped out of school in the tenth grade to abuse drugs full time. In order to better serve his god of addiction, whose name shall be methamphetamine; Shawn taught himself the chemical intricacies of “cooking” meth. The leprechaun-like twenty-seven year old had learned the trade from chemistry textbooks and an old burnout, both figuratively and literally, of a cooker named Crackers.
His partner and bodyguard, Jeffy, was a steroid addled hulk as stupid as Shawn was intelligent. It seemed ironic that a functional idiot like Jeffy had actually earned his high school diploma while Shawn hadn’t even bothered to try and graduate.
Jeffy had drifted into addiction while experimenting with meth to boost his sexual prowess with the local bar hags and town sluts. But in a cruel twist of fate, the extensive drug use rendered him sexually impotent. Even massive doses of erectile dysfunction drugs weren’t effective any more. And now, he was so thoroughly addicted to meth that he would commit any sort of crime that paid enough to enable him to chase the next high. The bulky weightlifter had his uses, though, he was as strong as a bull, as loyal as a dog, and he could deliver a hellacious beating on command.
We hope you enjoyed a bit of our character development. We don’t want to give too much away.
Anne, Nancy and Eric