About the Author
a little bit about Kira Butler, horror writer
Kira Butler is a speculative fiction writer and creative professional from Montreal. She holds a BFA from Concordia University, is a supporting member of the Horror Writers Association, and a member of the Quebec Writers Federation. She has been writing fiction for over ten years, having produced over twenty short stories, and three novels.
With a vested interest in folklore and the supernatural, she brings her love of all things spooky to The Midnight Society, where she's maintained a bi-weekly column since 2014. She is currently seeking representation.
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Today marks the twelfth release in a year-long series of short horror stories. Lady of the Grain is the brainchild of several influences stemming most notably from the folk horror tradition. I’m dipping my toes into the rural backwater to celebrate the beginning of autumn with old gods, bloodletting, and some good old fashioned harvest sacrifice. Always remember to feed […]
I began the Short Fictions & Curiosities experiment partially for the love of the fantastic, and partially because I wanted to take mini-vacations from the novel I’ve been toiling over. I look at Short Fictions & Curiosities as a collection of oddities that didn’t quite want to fit anywhere else: misfit creatures that occasionally poked their heads out of […]
Nine months in, and I’ve learned that I still prefer long format fiction to short, but sometimes short stories yield interesting results. Today’s release is an experiment in tone and language that I’m not wholly sure what to think of: The King of Eight Legged Things wants to be a fairy tale wrapped up in […]
Better late than never, so they say. With so much chaos surrounding the move, I had to make some serious decisions regarding the two releases I had planned for the end of May and the end of June. Both short stories were pushed back so I could treat them fairly and give them the attention they […]
Sometimes you think you’re following the right path with a short story, and sometimes the road forks and you end up in places unexpected. Today, being the sixth release in the Short Fictions & Curiosities collection, I ventured into the woods in search of an urban legend: A shoe tree whose cursed existence sometimes takes […]
Today marks the third release in a twelve-month series of short horror stories. Fortune’s Son is particularly special to me, because it revolves around two characters who you will doubtless meet in the not so distant future. It is a prequel to The Neverafter Sequence, and follows the life of Cicero leading up to the events of […]
For as long as I can remember, I’ve had a love affair with New Orleans. I attribute my fascination with Louisiana as a whole to Anne Rice — her book The Witching Hour inspired me to visit the first time over Mardi Gras when I was in my early twenties. I made a point of visiting the […]