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”
Objectified (Midnight Bites 5) was a labor of intense love. The stories in here are not easy reads. They will rip your heart out and stomp it into the ground, even when you’re chuckling out loud.
In this volume, we have three very different stories that center themes of memory and place.
“Horror gives a distinct threat, a clear challenge and an almost universal sense of resolution. All stories are driven to some degree by the metaphorical clash of humanity versus monster. But in horror, you get to have actual monsters.”
“I grew up in rural Prince Edward Island, an insular place of red cliffs and shocking beauty. It was easy to believe that fantastical creatures lived there.”
~~Melanie Bell, author of “The Cliffman”
This is the genre where leaving bodies lying all over the place at the end is not frowned upon but actually welcome!
I like the genre because it doesn’t always have good outcomes. Sometimes when you write characters into bad situations, they don’t get out of it. And that’s ok in the genre. It means that as a reader, you know the stakes are always real.
Excellent horror fiction comes in all shapes and sizes, and here at Crone Girls Press, we have a slightly-larger-than-bite-sized announcement for those who love really long short stories (or really short novels…) Introducing: Midnight Bites! Midnight Bites is a new series of mini-anthologies, each containing three novella-length pieces of horror and dark fiction. We areContinue reading “New Horror: Midnight Bites”