E is for Evil Cover Reveal & Pre-order

I’m excited to reveal the cover for the next instalment of Rhonda Parrish’s Alphabet Anthologies, E is for Evil, which contains my story, “G”. Without further ado:

It’s a play on the old adage “See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil,” perhaps slightly misleading because of how much evil is contained in the anthology’s 26 alphabetized stories. For the cover Rhonda sought a non-denominational representation of evil, and I think she and Jonathan C. Parrish (cover artist) nailed it. It’s a gripping image not immediately obvious at first glance, much like the stories in the anthology.

My story, of which I cannot give you a title aside from the letter “G”, has the feel of an old episode of the Twilight Zone. I really enjoyed writing and shaping this story into a hard-hitting fist (that’s a reference you’ll have to read the story to get). I really tried to take relatable motives and motivations, then twist them into something ugly, so that the reader is hopefully disturbed in seeing how they themselves could end up in a similar situation. This story lives in the grey area between right and wrong, and my hope is that the reveal and clarity afforded by the end will feel surprising, inevitable, and chilly.

As for the other stories in this anthology, here’s a summary from Rhonda herself:

“E is for Evil contains twenty-six individual stories which each shine a different light on the multi-faceted idea that is evil. Running the gamut from lyrical fantasy to gritty horror, in these stories possessed toys, hellish bureaucrats, scientists with questionable morals, abusive partners and even lingerie sellers all take their turn in the spotlight.”

Intrigued? Curious about how many different ways we can interpret and understand evil? The good news is the pre-orders for this book also go live today, in various nests of the Amazon, so if you’d like to guarantee yourself a copy as soon as the anthology’s available, head to the links below:

I’ll post again when the anthology’s available, along with information on launches and how to snag a signed copy.

If you’ve never heard of the Alphabet Anthologies before, they’re a series where each volume features a letter of the alphabet and a word. In each anthology, there are 26 stories, one for each letter of the alphabet, all themed around that anthology’s particular word. It’s an ambitious project started by Rhonda Parrish, who aptly describes it as “very meta”. I’ve had the opportunity and pleasure to be a part of it for both D (is for Dinosaur) & E, but there are also A, B & C available. For more information, head here.

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