• Podcast Episodes,  Stories of Horror

    Ladies of Horror Fiction Presents Creatures

    A month ago Toni put out the call for Women Horror Authors to send their creature stories. Needless to say it was hard to pick. But pick we did. I hope that everyone enjoys Salty Air, Daisy and Run Ruby Run. Salty Air By Sonora Taylor Sonora Taylor is the author of Without Condition, The Crow’s Gift and Other Tales, Please Give, and Wither and Other Stories. Her short story, “Hearts are Just ‘Likes,’” was published in Camden Park Press’s Quoth the Raven, an anthology of stories and poems that put a contemporary twist on the works of Edgar Allan Poe. Taylor’s short stories frequently appear in The Sirens Call, a bi-monthly horror eZine. Her work has…

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    LOHF Presents Stories of Horror: Part 2 of Luella Miller by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman

    Join Toni as she tries to figure out what exactly Luella is. Will part 2 of Lydia Anderson’s story offer any more clues? Our heroine Lydia Anderson was telling the story of Luella Miller. When we left off Luella’s husband and sister in law were dead and her aunt Mrs. Abby Mixter, was on death’s door. Lydia had sent for Aunt Abby’s daughter, Mrs. Sam Abbot, however, she is too late. And she begins to tell Luella Miller what she thinks of her. When Luella crash’s to the floor. This is where our story picks up. Thank you for joining me for the Ladies of Horror Fiction Presents. Next month…

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    Episode 8 Diversity in Horror with Alice Collins

    Join Toni as she talks to her special guest Alice Collins about the bury your gays trope and representation in the horror community. Welcome to the Ladies of Horror Fiction podcast. I’m your host Toni with The Misadventures of a Reader. One of the main purposes of the LOHF has always been to promote diversity in horror every day. June is pride month and I have a special guest today we are going to be talking about the bury your gays trope and the inclusiveness of the horror community. My special guest is Alice Collins who writes the trapped by gender column for Bloody disgusting. The LOHF recently published a…

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    Stories of Horror: Mary E. Wilkins Freeman and Luella Miller

    Join Toni as she travels back to 1800s New England and meets Lydia Anderson who has a strange story to tell about Luella Miller. Mary E. Wilkins Freeman Mary Ella Wilkins was born to Warren Edward Wilkins and Eleanor Lothrop on October 31st, 1852 in Randolph Massachusetts.  She had one sibling Anna Wilkins. Due to financial hardship the family had to move to Battleboro, Vermont in 1867 when Mary was 15. After the families move to Battleboro Warren opened a dry goods store but, by 1873 but the store failed to thrive. Due to financial hardship the Wilkins’s moved into the home of Reverend Thomas Taylor in order for Eleanor…

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    Episode 7 Horrific Motherhood

    Join Toni as she discusses horror and the intersection with motherhood. Motherhood and Horror         Horror has always been used as vehicle for societal warnings. Parental warnings are no different.  Being a parent is one of the most rewarding yet terrifying experiences that a human will go through. Being a parent can be downright terrifying. There are so many different primal fears that start swirling around. Are you raising them right, are they okay, will xyz experience scar them for life?  It is no surprise that horror fiction and films highlight the parent/child dynamic so often. Even though being a parent is terrifying; motherhood is inherently scary. The terror begins…

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    Ladies of Horror Fiction Present Stories of Horror: Now taking Submissions

    We are opening our doors for submissions for the Ladies of Horror Fiction Presents Stories of Horror. This series aims to highlight horror stories written by women. We will be taking submissions based on the theme of the month. The theme of the month will be posted in advance via Twitter and will be listed at the bottom of this page.  We will be taking the following types of fiction: -Poetry: Poetry will be read with other poems. -Flash Fiction: Stories that are under 1500 words. These stories will be narrated in one podcast episode. -Short Stories: Stories which are over 1500 words and are less than 7500 words. Typically…

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    Stories of Horror: Charlotte Perkins Gilman and The Yellow Wallpaper Part 2

    In our last episode we met an unnamed woman who was suffering from what we would now know as postpartum depression. Due to her nervousness she is prescribed the rest cure by her physician. Her husband wisks her away to live for the summer in a large and isolated country house. The room they take is the old nursery at the top of the house with hideous yellow wallpaper. As part of her cure she is not to do anything that may cause her nervousness to become worse. So, the woman spends most of her time confined to her room. At some point she starts to believe that something is…

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    Stories of Horror: Charlotte Perkins Gilman and The Yellow Wallpaper

    Join Toni as she explores the life of Charlotte Perkins Gilman and The Yellow Wallpaper. Charlotte Perkins Gilman      Charlotte Perkins Gilman was born Charlotte Anna Perkins on the third of July 1860 in Hartford, CT.  When Charlotte was a young child her father Fredric Beecher Perkins abandoned his family leaving her mother (Mary Perkins), older brother (Thomas Adie Perkins) and Charlottes in what would be considered genteel poverty. Charlotte’s mother moved Charlotte and Thomas between their father’s relations, who included; suffragette Isabella Beecher Hooker, abolitionist and author Harriet Beecher Stowe and educationalist Catherine Beecher. Charlotte’s mother had been deeply affected by the abandonment of her husband; she instructed her…

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    Episode 6 Mary Shelley and Frankenstein

    Join Toni as she talks about Mary Shelley’s life and the many themes of Frankenstein. The latest in LOHF news and Horror Community News. Mary Shelley Mary Shelley was born Mary W. Godwin in Somers Town, London on August 30th 1797. She was born to philosopher, novelist and journalist William Godwin and feminist philosopher, educator and writer Mary Wollstonecraft. Unfortunately, she lost her mother to childbed fever 10 days after she was born. Mary spent the first four years of her life with her father and nurse Louisa Jones. In 1891 Mary’s father married Mary Jane Clairmont, a local widow, who had two children of her own. Mary Godwin had…

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    Stories of Horror: Part 2 of The Lady’s Maid’s Bell

    Recap of Part One of The Lady’s Maid’s Bell Our main character Alice Hartley was in the hospital for typhoid which if you didn’t know is a awful sickness. After her release due to her physical appearance she was having trouble getting work as a ladies maid. During a chance meeting she is offered a position in the country. That is when things take a weird turn. The work is easy and her mistress is accommodating but there is a dark shadow which begins to cloud her days. From seeing a woman that no one knows to footsteps outside her door poor Alice fears that she is losing her grip…