Ruth Anna Evans
BOOKS AND STORIES
OOZE: Little Bursts of Body Horror
This tiny anthology is full of gross, grimy, creepy, crawly, bubbling, bursting fun, but what will surprise you is how much heart and story can be squeezed into such small packages.
With twenty-one authors putting forth their best short works of body horror, be prepared to be smacked in the face with a combination of what you look for when you pick up a book like this—the transformation, dissolution, and decay—but also by a delightful number of heartfelt and surprising twists on the genre.
With weird and wonderful cover art for each story, a foreword by Bridgett Nelson, and stories by Judith Sonnet and Rowland Bercy Jr., OOZE brings body horror to you in twenty-one disgustingly bite-size chunks.
This book is revolting, touching, and terrifying. Don’t forget to wash your hands after reading this little burst of fantastic new horror fiction.
NO ONE CAN HELP YOU: Tales of Lost Children and Other Nightmares
Side Effects Include
Middle age is hitting Laura hard: her husband has lost interest; her hair is thinning; she's gaining weight. But when she seeks medical help, the side effects are so much worse.
Don't Kill the Dog:
A Short Story
No dogs were harmed in the making of this story. No real dogs, anyway. Playing on the cardinal rule that you can kill anyone in fiction—except the dog—this short horror story starts with a vet tech getting a taste of the day-to-day realities of a busy practice. But things get weird fast, and she finds herself dealing with a lot more than she bargained for. If you like some gore and a little black humor, you’ll enjoy this quick read.
Missing: A Short Horror Story
A 6,500 word short horror story, Missing doesn't pull any punches. It will have you rooting for its young protagonist as he experiences every child's--and parent's--worst nightmare.
It’s just Lisa’s luck that a long-awaited relationship would start just as she develops a disturbing medical problem. In this 8,000-word LGBTQ body horror story, the terror doesn't come from the outside, but from within. As Lisa's mysterious illness ravages her body, she has a choice to make. Will she choose love? Or something worse?