The Beginning Jaime Johnesee There were times when Apollyon wondered if being a demon was worth all the annoyance. This wasn’t one of those times, however. Humming the theme to Ice Castles she set to work skinning a swamp demon who had killed a human just because. He had some […]

Jaime Johnesee: Apollyon’s Beginning


1 Casey’s frazzled nappy hair is held back tightly. The elastic has seen better days. A few thick, kinky strands stick to her face and threaten her dark brown eyes. Sweat drips from her brow as she pinches a match between her dark fingers and wipes her forehead with her […]

M.F. Wahl: Disease



The Gender Gap Overcorrection I’ve been a horror writer for nearly fifteen years. First as part of the film industry, in a screenwriting capacity, and about four years ago transitioning to fiction. In that time I’ve made some great decisions, and some not so great decisions,(I’m not the craziest about […]

Women Of Horror: M.F. Wahl


August 13, 2014 Berwind, WV 6:33 am In the Beginning It rained last night; the fog is rolling through the hills this morning, blanketing the world in silence, while amplifying it at the same time. It shades the land, hides us from the world. Curls of fog wrap around the […]

Miranda Bailey: The Diary of Emily


Sugar and Spice, and Running for Your Life Do you want a piece of candy? We are taught from a young age not to accept candy from strangers. We are taught to be afraid, and for those of us of the female persuasion, there is a lot to fear. At […]

Women Of Horror: Miranda Bailey



EXCERPT FROM “JAR BABY” BY LORI R. LOPEZ PUBLISHED ON KINDLE; AS A PRINT EDITION WITH ILLUSTRATIONS; AND IN ODDS AND ENDS: A DARK COLLECTION A woman burst into the auditorium, trailed by a man with black curls. Alice barged down the middle aisle to the brink of the stage. […]

Lori R. Lopez: Jar Baby


Apogee by Lori R. Lopez I Eyes watch me from all directions Who are they? My pulse increases With the murky dread of unknown terrors The kind that burrow under your skin And make it crawl, make you cold inside There is no refuge from the beady stares I suffer, […]

Lori R. Lopez: Apogee


Excerpt from “Fate and Destiny” – published in Crossroads in the Dark Anthology She blinked as she slowly woke up. Lynn found herself sitting in a window seat on a train but didn‘t remember getting on. She looked out the window but could only see fog. It didn‘t feel as […]

Veronica Smith: Fate And Destiny



Mary Shelley, the Mother of Horror Women authors are some of the best writers of horror fiction. We’ve been giving men a run for their money for quite a few years. But it wasn’t always like that. Back in the 1800’s women writers were mostly romantic and feminine. The horror […]

Women Of Horror: Veronica Smith



Excerpt from “Meridian Pass” Available later this year The sun was setting behind the horizon and the sky burned with the colors of dusk. The looming presence of the train stood dark against the backdrop. We all stood there in silence, trepidation causing a mass wave of fear. Six months. […]

Lisa Vasquez: Meridian Pass




1. “Jesus, Al, he’s fucking running.” I hate it when they run. I stopped beside a bush to change. As I was busy pulling off my clothes—and folding them, quick and neat—my coworker/friend/something more, Alex Baltazar, ran past me, chasing our delightful militant. Before you start giving me shit about […]

Jaime Johnesee: Risk


Dear Readers, Why do I write horror? Simple. Because horror has been a fixed presence in my life for as long as I can remember. Both real-life horror and the fictional kind. I remember still being in diapers and watching Universal Monster movies with my dad. When I was six, […]

Women Of Horror: Jaime Johnesee