“Rumpelstiltskin” by Jeff Wood gets to the point quickly and is a fantastic addition to this anthology as it gets the point across that women should not be treated as breeding stock. This fairytale retelling is a masterpiece of an interpretation. Q (Crone Girls Press): Author Interview Question 1: What drove your story for thisContinue reading “Meet The Author: Jeff Wood”
“The Line” by Michael G. Williams had my eyes glued to the page, wondering what would happen next. It’s a warning against religious cults, but it gives power to one such victim. Q (Crone Girls Press): Author Interview Question 1: What drove your story for this anthology? Tell us the “story behind the story.” A (MichaelContinue reading “Meet The Author: Michael G. Williams”
“Tom Roan’s Widow” by Darin Kennedy originally appeared in Ghost Anthology, 2013, Dark Hall Press. It fit our theme so well we just had to include it. The small town scenes are expertly written, and it is a good reminder as to why being a stranger, unfamiliar with your location and its history, can beContinue reading “Meet The Author: Darin Kennedy”
The tingling of bells serves as a warning for this chilling tale. When I read this story, I could so vividly imagine the setting to a point what it felt as if I were there! It is a tale of witchcraft and a reminder that if a sign says to leave, you would do wellContinue reading “Meet The Author: Jessica Nettles”
The howling you hear is from Nicole Henning’s terrifying werewolf story, Under the Moon. This story is as sexy as it is intense, with twists and turns that I didn’t see coming. Grab a cup of coffee and let’s get to the interview. Q (Crone Girls Press): Author Interview Question 1: What drove your storyContinue reading “Meet The Author: Nicole Henning”
About The Story/Author CM Harris’ A Woman Unbecoming was so amazing it became the namesake of our anthology. It’s a powerful piece that embodied everything I wanted for this anthology. Q (Crone Girls Press): What drove your story for this anthology? Tell us the “story behind the story.” A (CM Harris): I was harassed byContinue reading “Meet The Author: CM Harris”
A Woman Unbecoming
The baying of the hounds under a full moon signals the death of an era–and the birth of a new one under the Old Gods.
Most funerals are celebrations for the living–unless the guests decide to tempt fate and the guest of honor.
A bicycle ride becomes a contest of egos, but the pursuers aren’t the only ones hungry for the race to end.
Welcome to an anthology celebrating women’s rage, power, and agency. Crone Girls Press presents A Woman Unbecoming, a charity project to benefit reproductive healthcare rights.
This story wasn’t about violence as much as its aftermath. How do you pick up the pieces? How do you move on?
“I think writers are always collecting experiences that we draw from when the time is right. For this story, it was the pandemic–watching people struggle with isolation and adapting communication, that was the catalyst. In other words, I blame Zoom.” ~Cristel Orrand, “M.O.U.T.H. Piece”
“Empathy is one of the most necessary human traits, and the last few years have demonstrated that need… However, it can be possible to lose oneself under the weight sorrow and pain that people endure every day.” ~Jennifer Nestojko, “Found and Lost”