Monsters, Mystery, & Mayhem Contest Shortlist

These 20 stories thrilled us with their specific and creepy details, their attention to character, and their surprises in plot and language! This shortlist has been sent anonymously to Amber Sparks!

A Modern Fairytale

Double the Fun

Monster Diary

The Bottom of a Well is Also a Home

Bottom of the Food Chain

a woman, the mother, the bird



Breathing Room

Flesh and Blood


My Brother, Named and Unnamed

Selkie Wife

Hypnos and the Mother

Princess Pea of Sangankallu

Blood Honey

A Love Story

Hair, Teeth

You Ain’t Heard of the Buffalo Man

Vampires in the Basement

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