Nameless Horror: Monsters, Metaphor & the Coronavirus in Modern Life (Are You Writing or Are You Blocked?) — Zombie Salmon (the Horror Continues)

By injecting the supernatural into Real Life, Horror has always mitigated and satirized Real Life Horror. So what is stopping us now? Why is the coronavirus the game-changer for many writers? The answer is: because this just got personal. Viruses go anywhere…striking in what seem like random patterns like tornadoes. They are invisible, seemingly arbitrary yet horribly specific, and potentially lethal – if not to us, then to those we love and things we need to make our lives routine and familiar enough to be safe. Worse, viruses invade those “safe” places…

via Nameless Horror: Monsters, Metaphor & the Coronavirus in Modern Life (Are You Writing or Are You Blocked?) — Zombie Salmon (the Horror Continues)

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