I’m honored to have a piece appearing in Spun Stories, the first anthology of short fiction released by Myth & Lore magazine. My folk horror story, “The Cow-Headed Boy,” is about an idealistic young teacher who accepts a position in a village in rural Pennsylvania at the turn of the twentieth century. Many of the village’s Yuletide traditions are quaint and charming, but some are a bit more sinister. Despite my general lack of interest in anything related to Christmas, I ended up doing a lot of research into Germanic pagan solstice traditions, and I hopefully managed to channel a bit of H.P. Lovecraft in the process.
If you’re interested, you can preorder a copy of the Spun Stories anthology (here), and you can follow Myth & Lore magazine on Twitter (here) and on Instagram (here). I also want to give a shout-out to the editor, a talented artist who goes above and beyond in promoting authors while networking with the indie horror community. If you’re interested in folk horror, it’s definitely worth following Myth & Lore on social media – and perhaps even submitting your own work!