Up until reading The Very Best of Caitlín R. Keirnan, I’ve only read Keirnan’s book, Black Helicopters, and her short stories “Fish Brides,” “On the Reef,” and “The Transition of Elizabeth Haskings” in the anthology Weirder Shadows over Innsmouth. I enjoyed them all, but as I read and finished The Very Best, I became entirely engrossed by Kiernan’s prose and her work.
Prompt: There’s a tradition in the West Virginia FBI department. New recruits must spend one night alone in the woods around Point Pleasant. Unfortunately, this means you.
Gwendolyn Kiste’s Bram Stoker award-winning debut novel The Rust Maidens (published by Trepidatio Publishing) is a book, at its core, about life, stubbornness, blame, growth and acceptance, weaved in a such a wonderful way that it’s more than what it truly is: an amazing, engrossing weird fiction story.
Betty Rocksteady’s novella The Writhing Skies (published by Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing) is a short, dread-inducing explosion of hauntingly bizarre — some sexual, some not — occurrences happening simultaneously, leaving you wondering — in a good way — by the end of the story: What the hell did I just read?
Bleached Butterfly Vol. 1:1 is out now, and can be read, for free, on their website. It is brimming with a variety of stories: from horror to science fiction, to supernatural to fantasy. In particular, this volume contains my short, weird story, “Into the Trees.”
If you have time to spare, give it a read. You have nothing to lose!
In celebration of the one year anniversary of The Abyss Beyond the Reflection, I got in contact with Kendall Reviews and did a little interview for his website (which you should check out!). Also, for the next seven days, The Abyss Beyond the Reflection can be purchased for $0.99 on Amazon!
Read the interview HERE!
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Prompt: It’s the very last day until the moon finally crashes the earth. You wander alone around a cold beach in the last days of autumn, as the ups and downs of your life present in the form of vivid flashbacks.