Forget April Fools Day – it’s new story day!!! I’m absolutely thrilled to have my story Snake Season out in such a wonderful publication! I love The Dark – they publish such amazingly creepy and terrifying dark fantasy and horror, and were high on the list of venues that I wanted to see my work in. It doesn’t hurt that they also have beautiful covers, a top-notch editorial team, and are known for publishing lots of women and people of color.
I am not the best at describing my own stories, but I call this my “babies on the bayou” piece – it’s about a pregnant mother, her young son, and the dead little girl who comes visiting. Well, sort of. Check it out here before reading the notes below – spoilers abound!
One last fun note before the nitty-gritty – this is the first story that was part of my new initiative to commission art to celebrate short story sales. I love doing it because it lets me take part of my story sale money and use it to support another artist, and also because it makes me feel fancy (especially since I’m a ways off from having a novel with cover art to promote). For this story, I commissioned work from Sarah Macklin – check out her website here, which is the heading for this post. I absolutely love it – I think she really captured the place and Marie.
And now, on to the notes!