The speculative fiction publisher Mad Scientist Journal’s Utter Fabrication: Historical Accounts of Unusual Buildings and Structures anthology is live and available for purchase. My story: Memories of Farrowlee Beach is one of twenty-two in this hefty collection.
As the title of this particular issue would suggest, Mad Scientist Journal’s Utter Fabrication issue will feature stories about haunted and liminal places written confessional style in the first person perspective. The original idea for my story came two years ago while sitting in the church for my Grandmother’s funeral. I suppose it’s a tribute to her as the story does center around a strong grandmotherly figure, as well as taking place on a cold New England winter’s day, as was the case. It is a piece of quiet horror, the protagonist a destructively introspective, morbid sort.
Many thanks and best of luck to Mad Science Journal! It was a pleasure working with the editors, thanks Dawn and Jeremy. There was a lot of work that went into this anthology so please consider supporting an indie press, and 21 other authors, by checking this out.
Back cover blurb:
No one understands strange places like people who have been there. Mad Scientist Journal has brought together twenty-two tales of people who have visited places both beautiful and horrifying. Some places heal, some places destroy, some places just want to see the world. Haunted houses share a neighborhood in these pages with dimensional rifts, hidden skyscrapers, and abandoned spacecraft.
Included in this collection are stories from Ali Abbas, Nyri Bakkalian, S. E. Casey, Julian Dexter, Evan Dicken, Carolyn A. Drake, Dorian Graves, Diana Hauer, Georgie Hinojosa, Michael M. Jones, Gwendolyn Kiste, M. Lopes da Silva, Christine Lucas, Audrey Mack, Lyndsie Manusos, Alanna McFall, Alexander Nachaj, Timothy Nakayama, Betty Rocksteady, Ian M. Smith, Kathryn Yelinek, and E. R. Zhang.
Includes art by Ray McCaughey, Kristen Nyht, Scarlett O’Hairdye, and Luke Spooner.
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