[Pride In Horror Month] – Queer Vampires in Modern Cinema

Editor Note: This article has been updated as of 8AM on June 24th. When we originally posted the content it was mistakenly published with a portion of the original work missing. We have updated this post to reflect that error, and apologize to the author for our misstep! Human society craves the Other – anContinue reading “[Pride In Horror Month] – Queer Vampires in Modern Cinema”

[Pride In Horror Month] – Shadow Self: A Short Story

Mina parks the beat-up truck a block away and together, we follow the winding sidewalk to the front steps of the old Rochester house, sweater hoods pulled low over our heads. One of the porch columns is sagging, taking the roof with it. It’s a testament to laziness that the house still stands in aContinue reading “[Pride In Horror Month] – Shadow Self: A Short Story”

[Pride In Horror Month] – The Silhouette Man: A Short Story

Trigger Warning: This short story may contain sensitive content. I don’t know how long I’d been unconscious, but when I came to I awoke in my worst nightmare. Surrounded by complete darkness, the cold prickled my skin. I thought I’d been buried alive in nothing but my underpants. When I cried for help and triedContinue reading “[Pride In Horror Month] – The Silhouette Man: A Short Story”

[Pride In Horror Month] – Part 3 of 3: Interview with Hailey Piper by Laurel Hightower

Women in Horror Month is about shining a spotlight on the less represented gender in horror fiction. There’s a lot to be said for having that kind of representation – other female authors out there killing it, providing an example, and a template, and importantly, creating female characters we can identify with, or loathe, orContinue reading “[Pride In Horror Month] – Part 3 of 3: Interview with Hailey Piper by Laurel Hightower”

[Pride In Horror Month] – Part 2 of 3: Interview with Eve Harms by Laurel Hightower

LH: If you could wave a wand and create equality and representation for unique voices in this field, what would that include? What are some of the ways other members of the community can assist in making this a reality? EH: If I had a legit magic wand, I would break it. Too stressful! ButContinue reading “[Pride In Horror Month] – Part 2 of 3: Interview with Eve Harms by Laurel Hightower”

[Pride In Horror Month] – Part 1 of 3: Diversity

Horror is home. It sounds trite, the kind of throwaway answer you might give to an enquiring relative or co-worker asking about your interest in the macabre, but it’s also true. It was the place I could always trust to keep its promises, which was that there were no promises. Anything could happen, and itContinue reading “[Pride In Horror Month] – Part 1 of 3: Diversity”

[Pride In Horror Month] – Twin: A Short Story

She is like me. Her eyes are green, her hair is long and unkempt, and her face rounded. She is my twin, and she is like me, but she is not. When I think myself safe, she comes, into my home, into my life. She likes to pretend to be me while I sit trappedContinue reading “[Pride In Horror Month] – Twin: A Short Story”

[Pride In Horror Month] – Three String Jack: A Short Story

I strummed my travel guitar idly as I stared into the dark canopy of the forest.  The heat haze of the summer evening lay heavy upon us. Even after sunset the humidity thickened the air, and the scent of our skin brought the mosquitoes. I slapped one from my arm. I canceled a show forContinue reading “[Pride In Horror Month] – Three String Jack: A Short Story”

[Pride In Horror Month] – Love Never Dies: A Short Story

Trigger Warning: This story may contain sensitive content. Cut and crimp and fold and stitch… Louise’s filthy hands ached, her fingers cramped and numb. But still, she worked; after all, it had to be perfect. Rachel deserved only the best, and it would never do to miss even a single stitch. A single misplaced cutContinue reading “[Pride In Horror Month] – Love Never Dies: A Short Story”

[Pride In Horror Month] – Writing the Queer

I write about them a lot in my dark fiction. Sometimes they start out hidden, revealed slowly and with care, their addition not always central to the narrative. Other times they are front and centre, bold and proud and in your face. But however they appear, they’re always there, even if you don’t realise it.Continue reading “[Pride In Horror Month] – Writing the Queer”