River Road by Carol Goodman

Nan Lewis is a creative writing professor at Acheron College in upstate New York. Tormented by the tragic death of their young daughter on the dangerous bend of River Road, her husband Evan left Nan to crawl inside a bottle every night. In the evenings after teaching, Nan still hides there from her writing, which…

Smoke and Mirrors: A jack-in-the-box, trolls, vampires, and twisted fairytales

Neil Gaiman’s Smoke and Mirrors is a book of short stories written over the course of several decades, and the stories, while all carrying some element of sci fi, also span various genres from horror, to romance, to corrupted manipulations of childhood fairy tales and figures. In only 100 words, Gaiman obliterates our childhood perceptions…