This dark and decadent follow-up to 2012′s groundbreaking anthology Women Writing the Weird features a wealth of short stories featuring iron-willed heroines, soul-shredding monsters and hilariously misguided buffoons.
Despite the vast differences in plot, circumstance and voice, our main characters all share one feature: they are women – mothers and daughters, sisters, midwives and waitresses, heroines and traitors, cold-hearted huntswomen and decadent goddesses.
This cornucopia will have you terrified, enthralled, uplifted and debauched while you read it; the stories will linger in your mind for a long, unsettling time. The next time you see the woman in your life, be it lover, mother or daughter, you will pause and check for the hidden blade before she envelops you in her loving, familiar arms.
Inside these pages, you’ll find some of the very best writers of weird fiction, including Merrie Haskell, J.S. Breukelaar, Nicole Cushing, Sandra McDonald, Janett L. Grady, Victoria Hooper, Tantra Bensko, Rachel Kendall, Roberta Chloe Verdant, Amelia Mangan, Alex Dally MacFarlane, Michele Lee, Deb Hoag, Janis Butler Holm, Nancy Collins, Sarah A.D. Shaw, Lorraine H McGuire, Nikki Guerlain, Peggy A. Wheeler, Aliya Whiteley and Charie D. La Marr.