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    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…

  • Ladies of Horror Fiction presents Stories of Horror
    Stories of Horror

    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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    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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    Episode 5: Santa’s Horrific Sidekicks

    You know Rudolph, Dasher and Dancer but what about St. Nicks other sidekicks? Join Toni as she talks with author Kira McKinney about some of the horrific sidekicks of St.Nick found throughout the world. St. Nick’s Other Sidekicks Krampus Who is Krampus Origins of Krampus Krampusnacht Gryla Who is Gryla Icelandic History of Gryla and her family Gryla and the Icelandic Sagas Hans Trapp Who is Hans Trapp Who was the real person behind the legend of Hans Trapp Toni Chats Horrific Horror Legends with Kira McKinney Kira McKinney is a writer of fantasy, horror, fiction, and poetry. She loves to explore the dark, the twisted, the strange; the underbelly…

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    Stories of Horror: Edith Wharton and The Ladies Maid Bell.

    We have a new series on the LOHF podcast, Stories of Horror. Stories of Horror is a spotlight an original lady of horror fiction with a reading of a story that is out of copy right. Up first is Edith Wharton….She is truly a badass. Edith Wharton Edith Wharton was born Edith Newbold Jones in New York on January 24, 1862. She was born into a rather well to do family and spent her formative years traveling through Europe where she developed a love for languages. During a prolonged covalence from typhoid a 9-year-old Edith was introduced to a books of ghost stories by some playmates that would cause her…

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    Episode 4: Fairytales and Horror

    Fairytales are the original horror stories. Join Toni as she talks fairytales and horror with her guest J. Lincoln Fenn. The Evolution of Fairytales The fairytales that we all grew up hearing evolved from the stories that were told to children over 300 years ago. So lets take a short trip through the evolution of Fairytales The Horror in Fairytales Charles Perrault Jack Zipes (I also own a copy of The Original Folk and Fairytales of the Brothers Grimm) Were fairytales for children? The Thin Line Between Fairytales and Horror Parent’s changing the plot of Fairytales   Toni Chats Fairytales, Horror and The Nightmarchers with J. Lincoln Fenn Fenn began her horror…

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    Episode 3: Folklore and Horror with a Super Special Guest

    In Episode 3 Toni gets to to talk to one of her favorite authors about how folklore and horror intersect; as well as horror books with a folklore element by women. Jen from Book Den stops by to talk about the Rebecca read along. Finally Toni talks about her current reads and new releases.   Folklore and Horror Folklore can range from art to stories that are passed down orally but how does horror and folklore intersect. Just to make sure everyone is on the same page folklore can include urban legends and fairytales but I decided to focus on each one in their own episode. Definition of Folklore Folklore…