Who will be “Most Wicked 2012?” Eight Wicked Women Writers (WWW) compete for this coveted title. This year, the WWW Challenge theme is Horror Takes no Holidays. Each of our WWW was assigned a holiday, a location and an object to include in her tale of horror. Voting starts August 11 and ends September 13. To listen to the stories, go to http://www.horroraddicts.net after August 10, 2012. To vote, email email@example.com. Put “vote” in the subject line. One lucky voter will win a prize.
Chantal Boudreau is an accountant, author and illustrator who lives in Nova Scotia with her husband and two children. A member of the Horror Writers Association, she has had several of her stories published in horror anthologies and as stand-alone digital shorts. She has three novels published as of the end of 2011. Her website is http://www.writersownwords.com/chantal_boudreau/
“Thanksgiving Special” by Chantal Boudreau
Location: A big box store — She used Sale-Mart
Object: A sack of marbles
Rebecca Snow lives in Virginia with a small circus of felines. Her short fiction has been published in a number of small press anthologies and online. You can find her lurking at cemeteryflower.blog.com and on Twitter @cemeteryflower.
“The Secret Ingredient” by Rebecca Snow
Location: A tunnel
Object: A Matzo ball
Killion Slade is normally a married author team, but for the WWW Challenge, Mrs. Slade holds the reins. Members of the Horror Writers Association, Killion prefers the darker side of humor, to guts and gore. Podcasting for this contest, Killion has found a new love of turning the written word into an audio podcast auralgasm. Killion’s published short stories can be found in The Danse Macabre, Cynic Magazine, Bewildering Stories, Midwest Literary Magazine, and in two upcoming anthologies, Bite from the Heart from Rainstorm Press and Death Sparkles due out in Fall 2012. The current project for Killion Slade is a paranormal thriller trilogy series, where a gaming software developer must play wicked clues inside her own online role playing game to rescue her kidnapped sisters before they become breeders for the Dhampir army. To learn more about Killion Slade, please visit http://www.killionslade.com or Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/killion.slade or @killionslade on Twitter.
“The Children of Angels” by Killion Slade
Location: A seashore
Object: A garden rake
Maria Violante is the author of the De la Roca Chronicles, a fantasy trilogy of novellas and novels, and the Shiver Shorts line of horror stories. When not writing, she reviews indie authors on her website, www.mariaviolante.com. Her next major project? Tackling life and a writing career on a semi-truck – wish her luck!
Jenna M. Pitman is a 20-something year old from the Pacific Northwest where she attends many science fiction/fantasy/horror conventions as a panelist and guest. She has written for a variety of publications and anthologies. Most of these are currently available on Amazon. Others can be found elsewhere. Recently she took on the responsibility of editing the Iron Maidens charity anthologies. She has a wonderful dog with horrible tendons named Fenris, a Great Dane named Remus, a cat dubbed Whymer Cathulhu, and the paragon of kitty-ish virtue Zillah. Her house is more than a little hairy.
“Do Not Trust the Gilded Tentacles on the Fourth of July” by Jenna M. Pitman
Holiday: The Fourth of July
Location: A cruise ship
Object: A silver candelabra
Michele Roger is author of the novels “Dark Matter” and “The Conservatory.” Some of her short stories are published in anthologies as well as in podcasts on iTunes. When she isn’t writing she is performing as a harpist in the Detroit area. You can find her at www.micheleroger.com .
“Deus Mortis” by Michele Roger
Holiday: Columbus Day
Location: A computer mainframe room
Object: A walkie-talkie
Jaki Idler is an award winning director and educator. She lives outside Philadelphia with her partner of over fifteen years and their two young sons. Her flash piece “Prenup” was Earthbound Fiction’s Earthbounder of the Month Feb 2012, and she has an upcoming story “Pawn” on Pseudopod. You can follow her writing exploits atidletruths.blogspot.com, facebook.com/Jaki.Idler, or on twitter @jaki_idler.
“Terminal” by Jaki Idler
Holiday: Valentine’s Day
Location: A train station
Object: A Gucci handbag
Jeri Unselt is a receptionist by day and a gothgirl in mind by night. Jeri has been writing horror since childhood. It was in 2008 that she began podcasting her novel Inner Demons and she’s been hooked since. Plans are being made to publish the novel in e-book form as well as podcast the prequel Inner Demons: Turmoil. She can be found at http://www.jeriunselt.com.
“Memorial Day Aftermath” by Jeri Unselt
Holiday: Memorial Day
Location: A museum
Object: A peanut butter and jelly sandwich
I hope you enjoy these stories!
Warm and wicked wishes,
Laurel Anne Hill (“Most Wicked 2011″)