M. Strain, Jr
Spawned in Oceanside, NY from the nasty stuff of his parents’ lovemaking, M. Strain Jr. lived on Long Island until moving at the age of four with his family to Garner, North Carolina. He gained a younger brother at the age of six, but not through any of his own efforts.
He was generally the outcast amongst the children his age, mostly because he preferred the fictional worlds of He-Man, Thundercats, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Spider-Man, and then Star Wars in place of the semi-fictional world around him and its people. After all, each of those characters and stories shared secret eternal truths not learned in the failing public school system. Are not works of fiction based upon the reality perceived by individuals?
In the Lutheran church he was raised until, at the age of thirteen, he became a born-again Baptist. He started masturbating frequently less than a month later. It wasn’t until toward the end of high-school (through which he was taught at home) that he became disenchanted with the twisted form of Christianity being preached in the modern churches. This especially occurred because, starting in the eleventh grade and continuing to the present, he extensively studied the Greek behind the Bible’s New Testament and concluded that many of the core doctrines being taught are based upon pagan influence, poor knowledge of the original languages of the Bible, and a wretched system of training pastors with doctrine instead of Biblical truth. The author thinks you should expect a heretical book from him on this topic in the future, possibly the only Bible-based book he would write. Fiction is his thing, as it allows greater freedom.
He never went to college, but that was because it took much time for him to figure out what he was meant to do. It took a failed attempt at Air Force basic training and five and a half years in prison for a sex crime to force him to mature out of his boyhood. Once he realized that he had always had a knack for storytelling, and discovered that he was already decent at writing, he further trained himself in the English language (his native tongue) and how to craft it by his will, thus saving himself thousands of dollars’ worth of debt.
As of late, he has published a short story eBook on smashwords.com called Cat’s Milk, but not before writing several insipid paragraphs about himself in the third-person viewpoint.
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on June 05, 2013
An excruciatingly limited space of 500 words. In that space, David Blake manages what I have seen in much longer stories: the creation of a dark atmosphere, a slow reveal of what's happening, a real sense of that horror that makes the genre so great.
This is my first encounter with Blake, and I can easily assure you this won't be the last.