This is Merry Sisters of Fate: Fiction that Runs with Scissors.
You’ve found the right place for the dark, the weird, and the disturbingly beautiful. From flesh-eating faeries and demons in love, to unearthly magicians and alternate histories, the Merry Fates explore the creepy shadows where monsters and magic touch our world. Sometimes contemporary and humorous, at other times tormented, romantic, or drawing heavily from fairy tales, there’s something for everyone in the short stories.
Since May of 2008, we’ve posted stories every week, and although we’ve moved on to focus on other projects now, our entire backlog is here. Tessa tends toward the mythical and bloody, Maggie prefers her monsters with a heavy dose of angst and sarcasm, and Brenna lures readers in with delicate and dangerous sense of the macabre.
This summer, Carolrhoda Lab is publishing a Merry Fates project. It’s called THE CURIOSITIES: A Collection of Stories. In it, we explore with footnotes and silly cartoons some of the ways this website has helped us grow as writers.
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