Alright mate, fancy reading some of this here horror flash fiction? Of course you do!
Created in 2011 as a blog for sharing my dreadful original literature, the Insanity Aquarium was Freshly Pressed in December 2011 and survives to this day as a depository of infrequent stories which attract the sane and insane alike.
My blogging name is Anna – a pseudonym adopted from my time spent anonymously lurking in suicide forums as a depressed teenager with OCPD. Things have very much moved on since then: I am pleased to report that I am now a depressed adult with OCPD. I enjoy listening to music in alphabetical order (and mostly enjoy it when I get to listen to Every Time I Die and Thursday), reading about Cold War history, watching soothing nonsense television programmes about aliens, and watching ASMR videos even though I thoroughly detest repetitive sounds. I live in Nottingham (UK) and work in the Higher Education sector facilitating continuous improvement. I can’t drive because my retinas are bleeding, so I spend a lot of time on the train complaining about not having a lot of time to write. I am conflicted between knowing that uniqueness does not exist, and that I am the only person who will arrange my socks just so. I am also terribly, terribly boring.
I have no idea how I ended up where I am, but more importantly I still have no idea how to be a successful blogger. You may soon discover that I have used the term “flash fiction” to cover up my appalling inability to write more than a few paragraphs at a time – and you’re more than welcome to follow me in my failed attempts at creativity here on the Insanity Aquarium.
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