Readers, I have a secret: sometimes I write darker stories. In fact, that may not be a secret if you’ve read Sister here on my blog, or know about my horror-themed microfiction entry to the NYC Midnight 250-word competition, which won 2nd place in its group. Next month I’ll have another for you at Fables for the Dying, and there are a few more pieces out on submission at the moment too.
So perhaps you’ll not be surprised, but excited–as I was–to hear I have a 100-word story coming out in Drabbledark II from Shacklebound Books. This is an anthology that does what it says on the cover: a collection of more than 75 dark science fiction, dark fantasy, and dark horror stories of exactly 100 words from over 60 authors, many of which I know from online writing communities, and I am super excited to share pages with in the same book.
My story, Cù-Sìth, is a song of the Scottish barrow hound, a mythical creature said to hunt and steal the souls of the living… Not something I’d like to come across.
Do you have any favourite mythological stories with a dark aspect to them? I’d love to hear about them in the comments! 🙂