HELLO. I AM ERIKA VIKTOR AND I WRITE HUMOROUSLY DARK THINGS
What You Can Expect From This Blog
A lot of goofy writing. Writing advice. Funny videos. Updates. Conspiracy theories. Toy Giveaways. Bad sketches. Comics. A giant wooden man. Book reviews. Math Equations. Anecdotes. My philosophy on life. Interviews!
I was born with a typewriter for a head. I am, in fact, a victim of typewriter baby head syndrome. Do you suffer from typewriter baby head syndrome? Here’s how to tell:
1 – When you go to scratch your nose, you accidentally write a poem.
2 – Hats don’t fit.
3 – People keep pressing your buttons.
4 – You can’t stop writing.
Having a typewriter head made it impossible not to write stories when I am doing something as mundane as scratching my nose. It was horrible. Therapy doesn’t even help.
When I finally got the typewriter head removed, the world rejoiced. Actually, just me and some very weirded-out typewriter repairmen rejoiced. They mainly rejoyced because they hadn’t been employed for decades after computers got its silly fifteen minutes of fame.
For months I underwent intensive physical therapy. “No, touch they keyboard to write, not your face.” I had re-learn how to do most things like replace ribbon (no place for it to go), kearn my words, use aquanet . . .
But enough about me, let’s talk about you. How are you? Having a nice day?
Of course you aren’t. You are here, looking at my blog at –like—2 a.m.
What I Am Now
Yes . . . I am the three stooges of power.
For green pieces of paper (money) and personal fulfillment (fame) I am a writer, an antique dealer, and an art student. I am not sure which one of those is Larry, Moe or Curly. You decide.
Sigh. I hate talking about myself. But I have to. It’s my ME page. But I’d like to prolong this is much as possible. So, how are you? Weird weather we are having, right? I know! I was like “Jacket? No Jacket?”
I am published in several magazines. One of the most recent was an article in FACES (April 2014) and FOLIO Spring Edition (2014). Other places include: In Between Days Poetry Anthology, El Libro Raro, Utah Voices, Poetry on Canvas, Accolades and Albedo One.
I was also an extra in a movie called Mr. Atlas in 1997. You can see me during the bus stop scene. I’m getting on the bus. I almost won an award.
Its important we get this out of the way because it will probably come up a lot. I can’t get enough of antiques. I have been a dealer for 15 years now. Its never going to stop. But good news! All of my stories and books come out of the antiques I find here or there. My first novel Gabriel Gussie and the Muxy features antiques with magical powers! My work in progress How To Be a Twelve Year Old Toy Killer features antique toys. The short story soon to be published digitally on Amazon deals with the large vents in the old house I just moved out of.
- I have no cats. I know. This is practically the crime of the century for a writer.
- I live in a mountain town. Last night I was visited by a raccoon.
- I am the daughter of a female bodybuilder and computer-programming bass guitarist.
- I like to get into an airplane and make myself sick for hours and stand in airports and drink bad tea. In other words, travel.
- I have jumped out of an airplane, survived a tornado, experienced a perfect day, ingested a live beetle, and can predict when a car will explode in a movie with astonishing accuracy.
How about you? Reply and tell me about yourself!