Exposure by Terri Skurzewski

 

This week’s Artist Corner feature is a writing piece from author, Terri Skurzewski. It is a short story called Exposure.

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Exposure

The man was very tall, and a lot older than me.
He was…
I responded to his smile. It made me feel special.
(At home, everything I’d ever done fell short of Dad’s expectations. You see, he wanted a boy, but I came first.)
I was trying to sell $1.00 candy bars, a fundraiser for my softball team. It would take high sales to win the softball mitt I needed.
I was innocent, naive
He was neither of those things.
He knew what he wanted.
He was…
When he reached down between my legs and touched me, I panicked.
I didn’t know what it meant, but I knew it was a bad thing.
I ran.
He was…
I turned to see him across the street, standing behind the plate glass of the classroom window, his pants dropped, his hand stroking himself.
He was a predator.

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Terri resides in a small rural community outside Buffalo, NY and is a member of several writers groups (SCBWI, BNCWI, and Writers Helping Writers). A retired secretary, she fills her days by writing in multiple genres, reading, gardening, and crafting. She authored My First Call (Pilcrow & Dagger, Sept. 2015), and co-authored No Stoppin’ This Boppin’ - Let The Good Times Roll.

Terri is a wife, mother, and grandmother whose favorite exercise program is Tai Chi. She also loves sponge candy (a Buffalo specialty) and Turtles (the confectionary not the animal).

Her newest hobby of movie background acting has been most interesting and enjoyable.

Contact her at 
Terri.Skurzewski@gmail.com

 

Not Another Monster Movie by Ty Cheman

This week’s Artist Corner feature comes from Buffalo writer, director, actor, and filmmaker, Ty Cheman.

Ty has worked extensively in the Buffalo filmmaker industry and his latest feature film is due out this fall.

Written and directed by Cheman, Not Another Monster Movie is a horror comedy and stars Brad Spiotta, Johnny Macabre, and Mark Bogumil.

Logline: A one-timed famed Hollywood horror film director loses the funding from his production studio in the middle of filming and goes to drastic measures to complete his latest film.

Synopsis: After being abandoned by their studio, a film production crew is left on their own to complete the final chapter of their infamous horror saga. But mistaking an ancient cursed book as a prop, the alcoholic lead actor accidentally summons dark forces from it and unleashes them on the world. It is up to the cast and crew (and a pair of bumbling security guards) to figure out how to return the evil back to the book in order to save humanity.


Check out the trailer for the film below, as well as some production stills and behind the scenes shots, and let us know what you think in the comments!

Welcome to Artist Corner

Hello, and welcome to the Artist Corner blog!

I’m excited about this project and hope you are too.

Artist Corner is a place for artists to showcase and discuss their work: writers, musicians, filmmakers, photographers, painters, etc. It is open to artists and fans of the arts. I envisioned this as a place for indie artists, but if you’ve already “made it” out there as an artist, we certainly welcome your presence and input.

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To get us started, here are some behind the scenes photos and the teaser trailer for my upcoming short film called Murder Creek.

Murder Creek was shot over four days in September of 2018 in my hometown of Akron in New York and stars Rachael Klein, Kevin Gay, and Gary Sundown. It’s currently making the rounds in the film festival circuit and is an Official Selection of the 2019 Olympus Film Festival in Los Angeles.

Let me know what you think about the teaser in the comments!

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