Here’s where a new story of mine will appear!
Back in March, we posted an article announcing “Version 1.5” of Ink Heist where we outlined some changes we made to get the site a little closer to where we wanted it to be. The major change was overhauling the design of the site to reflect more of “magazine” approach instead of a traditional blog. We launched some new features like “A Bloody Bestiary” and finally jumped feet first into the podcast world thanks to an opportunity to help promote The Fearing by John F.D. Taff. Seriously, without John approaching us, I think Shane and I would still be planning out how to launch a podcast. So a huge thank you to John for giving us the push we needed. Since starting Ink Heist, the amount of support we’ve received from the horror community has been overwhelming. We can’t thank everyone enough for offering us words of support, reading and…
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If you’re not reading Bracken’s work, you need to be reading Bracken’s work. Really.
One year at my favorite writers’ conference, NECON, I was standing in the hotel lobby, staring at the flyers beside the check in desk, trying to find a menu for a local pizza place, when I ran across a card that showed a wet, red foot. Intrigued, I pulled the card and saw it was advertising a local winery. Anyone who knows me even a little bit knows I love wine. More than any beer or other spirit (yes, more than whisk(e)y), I love dry, tannic, earthy reds—pinot noir especially, but also barbera, and tempranillo wines. None of these varietals grow well in New England, but I was still intrigued by the image of a glistening red, nude woman’s foot.
This wasn’t the picture, but you get the idea.
The picture was sensual, but it also more than hinted at gore with the red juice and dark grape skins sticking to the…
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A great essay by a fantastic writer!
Whenever I hear the name “Karen Runge” or see it mentioned in a post on social media, I immediately perk up. I imagine my eyes glossing over with sheer adoration. And I don’t mean that in a lascivious fashion. Not at all. What I’m saying is that when it comes to author crushes, to that oh-my-god-give-me-all-your-fucking-words sensation that happens with some of our best writers, I can’t imagine it getting much bigger than the one I have on this author’s magical words. And it turns out that she can bring the same alacrity with a pen and brilliance of thought to nonfiction work when she’s of a mind to. This article that we’re sharing with you today is a sample of that. Well-reasoned, stunningly written, and bleeding clarity and passion. I could go on about Karen and her words all day, but I won’t do that. There’s a much better…
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