New Horror Fiction
Mothkeeper: Available today!
Gerald trapped, collected, and mounted the first fifty-nine species in his collection under the tutelage of his grandfather: They were not the best specimens, but he kept them displayed because they signified a lifelong love that not even his wife, Marjorie, could rival in their fifty-six years of marriage. Gerald was a lepidopterist, and his collecting continued even his mind and body began to deteriorate. When Gerald began hearing voices, the doctor gave him a prescription. When Gerald wrote the name “Susan” accidentally on one of his taxonomy cards, he scratched it out. When Gerald lay dying, he wondered to himself what it all meant — until, unshackled from his earthly trappings, Gerald finally understood…
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.
Evil Supply Co. Paper Stash
Do you have a paper fetish? I have a real bad habit of collecting cute and creepy looking paper goods — everything from fancy journals to day planners to stationary. I especially fall all over myself when these things have a horror-theme: adorable werewolves with claws tipped in blood, smiling mermaids ready to drown unsuspecting sailors, grinning ghouls, goblins, and ghosts, smiling skeletons — I’m particularly fond of them. While it helps if I can get practical use out of this stuff, I’ll be the first to admit that my collection is never quite big enough.Read More