New Horror Fiction
The King of Eight-Legged Things: Available today!
“We serve the King of Eight Legged Things,” is what Tibermay’s grandfather always told her. He’d tug her ears, and send her on her way with an acorn of honey to leave as a tithe at the tree at the heart of the forest. Rumour has it, the spoils are taken by the squirrels anyway. Tibermay looks at the old cobwebs in the trees and makes a decision: she will not tithe for the King. The King is dead, she thinks, and no one should live in fear of a legend. Tibermay is not afraid, not until the King comes for his tithe when she least expects it.
Book Reviews in Dark Fiction live
KiraButler.com sees the launch of Book Reviews in Horror and Dark Fiction: a section dedicated to the best in speculative fiction: declares it “open season” for submissions at the site.
“Curses!” gets quoted
Kira’s article “Curses! Using Profanity in Teen Fiction” was quoted and referenced in a recent Dead Darlings article by Emily Ross about swearing in young adult fiction.
In interview with Kristy Harding
Talking about influence, inspiration, writing the dark stuff, and taking a walk back through the places where I really learned to love horror fiction: nostalgia-inspired fear put to practice.
Announcing Short Fictions & Curiosities
I’m pleased to announce the release of a new project here at KiraButler.com: monthly free short stories, wonders, terrors, and experiments in speculative fiction for your enjoyment.
Return to the Midnight Society
Kira returns to her biweekly column at The Midnight Society with a series of curiosities: collected interests and oddities to inspire horror and weird fiction writers, found on the internet for your perusal.
Maker Space: My Writing Room
To begin with, you should be able to write anywhere. You don’t need a sacred space to make the work happen. You don’t need any special hoodoo or a shaman to come and bless the chair you put your ass into. All these things are nice, but unnecessary. Ultimately, all you really need is your brain and a whichever implement of destruction you use to destroy your characters. You don’t even need a pen. There’s efficient enough dictation software out there if you want to bark your manuscript into your computer.Read More