A couple weeks ago, I received an invitation to the Cara Gasper Memorial Art Auction from Horror Realm. The event takes place in Pittsburgh, and even though I’d love to go, it’s a little too far of a trip for me to make at the moment.

But I wasn’t comfortable just brushing the invitation aside. The auction celebrates Women in Horror Month, but the net proceeds also go to the Animal Rescue League of Western PA.

I can get behind that.

My compromise was to prepare a unique manuscript of my recently published story, “Just Once More, Little Sister.” It’s a signed and numbered “uncorrected proof” of the story that I printed out. To jazz it up a bit, seeing as how this is an art auction, I added some sketches, coded messages, fake blood, and scorch marks, to the manuscript.

I don’t know that anyone is interested in buying an unknown author’s manuscript, but I wanted to contribute something to the cause.

The event takes place on the 27th of February. Check out the link above for the full press release and information on the event.