Hawthorne as Horror & the Monstrous Woman
By Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam
Before I read Nathaniel Hawthorne’s short story “Rappaccini’s Daughter,” I didn’t understand that women in fiction could be monstrous. Or that “monstrous” didn’t always mean a stalker in the night.
Beatrice, the daughter of a botanist who breeds poisonous plants, is herself poison. You may argue that she cannot be monstrous because she means no ill will to the man who tries to love her, but villains maintain their own sense of logic. Beatrice...
Tropes Aren’t Bad. They’re everything.
by Brandon Applegate
It’s funny, the way this whole thing got started. I have a Discord chat with a few other writers, and we were goofing around, and someone suggested we come up with the worst anthology ideas we could. We tossed a bunch of them around, some pretty horrible, before I blurted out “It Was All a Dream: An Anthology of Bad Tropes.” But within the space of a few chat lines, we had already switched from making fun of...
THE SURVIVAL OF MARGARET THOMAS
MY DARK LIBRARY NOVELLA SERIES
Don’t read with the lights on…this is My Dark Library.
My Dark Library is a collection of novellas curated by Sadie “Mother Horror” Hartmann to represent her favorite themes, tropes, and subgenres in horror fiction today.
Night Worms has been given the special honor of revealing two book covers for you exclusively by Perpetual Motion Machine's & Ghoulish Books senior editor, Max Booth III.
Rabbits in the Garden and Hares in the Hedgerow
the first two installments of Jessica McHugh’s Gardening Guidebooks Trilogy, to be published later this year by Ghoulish Books.
Artist credit for both covers: Don Noble
Rabbits in the Garden
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