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

“I’m not confident I can trust you any longer, Marshall,” Angus said, voicing his concern. To nail his point home, he made sure the other man could see him caress the edge of one of the dull blades he’d placed among the tools intended for Marshall’s demise. “Angus,” Marshall said […]

Lisa Vasquez: Unfleshed

We’ve all heard it. “Why is there a whole month dedicated to female horror writers?” To be honest? I don’t know. I think there should be a month to celebrate everyone. However, I would like every reader to have a glimpse at what female writers go through when endeavoring the […]

Women Of Horror: Lisa Vasquez

It was a nice house, an ornate Victorian, but over the last three years it had changed. At first the change was subtle, but with each resident the house’s presence took on a more and more sinister aura, as if the Gingerbread latticework had turned to spiderwebs and the reflections […]

Suzanne Madron: For Sale or Rent

#PseudoArguments and #EmoPseudonyms Suzanne Madron People ask me where I get my ideas, and sometimes I like to play a game called “Shock the Tourist” and explain all my ideas come from the time my cousins locked me in an abandoned house and read Stephen King novels to me while […]

Women Of Horror: Suzanne Madron

The Green Kangaroos Prologue “Mama threw my junk out in the cold.” The words can’t travel further than Mia’s mind. Try as she might, her lips won’t work right. Then again, they’re often out of order when she doesn’t get her atlys. Thoughts get lost somewhere between brain and tongue […]

Jessica McHugh: The Green Kangaroos

Bleed for Five Days and Rule the World by Jessica McHugh Horror can’t be caged. By design, it’s stronger and stealthier than us, sometimes even smarter and better at getting inside of us. We can avoid horror fiction, but it still rears its grotesque head in sci-fi. It threatens us […]

Women Of Horror: Jessica McHugh