|Posted by Stuart Hughes on October 18, 2011 at 2:10 PM|
Derby Scribes guest author Neal James talks to Hampton Reviews about his short story "The Smell of Fear" - published in the Derby Scribes 2011 Anthology.
Neal says, "My story in the Derby Scribes 2011 Anthology titled ‘The Smell of Fear’ came about when I was writing my second volume of short stories, and I was looking for a completely new angle to explore. I had written all of the usual romance, horror, crime stuff as so forth, and began wondering about a story which was more unusual than the logical stuff which I had been turning out.
"The idea of a local bully was appealing, but I needed something which would make the story stand out. I hit upon the idea of dogs when watching ‘Lady and the Tramp’ one evening, and it rolled out quite naturally from that background. The story then seemed to tell itself to me, and the words just flowed."