Owen S. Woods is a short story author, novelist, and journalist. He is currently earning his BFA in Creative Writing for Entertainment. He has two online publications in the Scarlet Leaf Review “’Till Next Time” and “Junky Stickup.” “Beasty” releases in print on July 1st also in the Scarlet Leaf Review. Owen writes everyday, despite the looming sense of his living in a simulation. You can find him on Twitter @spitefulwoods. You can also check out his blog, full of weird thoughts and interesting controversies over at Story Time with Owen.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Pet Semetary by Stephen King. I read it when I was 9 years old. It scared me so bad that I decided then that I wanted to write horror stories.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
IT by Stephen King, Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, The Road by Cormac McCarthy, Horns by Joe Hill, and Jesus' Son by Denis Johnson. They are all great books that had a wonderful impact on life.
Below the Belt delves into seven short tales that explore the realms of horror and violence, blood and philosophy. These seven tales encompass feelings of introspection and wonderment, terror and horror. For there is a wonderful difference between the two: horror is seeing the body while terror is smelling the body.