The Tale Writes Itself by Lawrence Berry

One of the things I did for fun in 2018 was put together Monstrous Friends, a series of interviews with well-known horror writers. In pursuing an interview with Stephen Graham Jones on writing and submitting short stories to current markets, he advised throwing out the first four ideas before carefully weighing the originality of ideas…

An IN THE AIR Excerpt: “Abra” by Lawrence Berry

Abra slips out a doorway webbed with shadows and walks down Ninth Street, kicking at rain-dimpled puddles of water, the air around him roaring with the steady cadence of the rainstorm. Street lamps gleam above the worn cement like demon’s eyes, seeming to bend and examine Abra’s soul. Twilight is an hour away, but an…

Outlaw Language by Lawrence Berry

The editors and publishers ruling the Transmundane Press universe are unique in being connoisseurs of inventive language. They encourage stories where the words themselves are hooked to electric current. I write a monthly column called Forbidden Words (And When To Use Them) on the vocabulary of dark speculative fiction and the most brilliant new words…

Lawrence Berry, an IN THE AIR Author Interview

On the verge of a new anthology, we are celebrating IN THE AIR with a behind the scenes view of authors and their stories. Here’s a look at Lawrence Berry and his story “Abra.”   ABOUT THE STORY Tell me a little about your story and the world you’ve created.   A mutant is made into a…