Girls and Monsters by Anne Michaud

In the Dark of Horror

Growing up in the suburbs of Montreal wasn’t easy for Tall Goth Girl – especially considering she wore black against neon colors, loved gloomy tunes instead of pretty boy bands, and preferred everything horror rather than rainbows and butterflies. From early on, the dark called to her and tainted her world with skeletons and ghosts.

After years of bullying and torment, Tall Goth Girl decided to drop the black cloth and adhered to society’s perception of acceptance. Never giving up her dark music and darker thoughts, she tried really hard to ignore the whispers calling her to go back to her black roots, but ignoring them only brought nightmares of ghouls and revenants.

So what was Tall Goth Girl to do? Rebel against her own self and ignore her calling to write dark horror in a world of gore and spooks? No, screamed the creatures of the night. Finding a voice buried for so long proved difficult at first, until inspiration struck violently and Visitors’ proses shaped into recalls of haunted nights and unexplained phenomena.

Short stories published in magazines and anthologies weren’t enough for Tall Goth Girl, as she suffered greatly of the writing disease and its side-effects of published rush and award nominated syndrome. So she wrote about the night and its habitants, about characters embracing the darkness and others fighting it – she wrote about girls and monsters.

Against all odds and beasts, Tall Goth Girl’s first collection of novellas is published by DarkFuse, a small press perfect for writers allured by dusk and doom. But what did she learn through the process of life and writing? Taming yourself to be something you’re not never works out, cause your true self comes through whether you want to or not. Embrace the darkness, especially if it’s part of your soul.

She, who likes dark things never grew up. She never stopped listening to gothic, industrial and alternative bands like when she was fifteen. She always loved to read horror and dystopia and fantasy, where doom and gloom drip from the pages.

She, who was supposed to make films, decided to write short stories, novelettes and novels instead. She, who’s had her films listed on festival programs, has been printed in a dozen anthologies and magazines since.

She, who likes dark things prefers night to day, rain to sun, and reading to anything else.

Who is she? Anne Michaud, author of Girls & Monsters.

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She blogs: Anne Michaud, Writer

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She tweets @annecmichaud

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Spotlight Publication: Liquid Imagination


Doing something a little different here. It’s a spotlight type of thing where I promote a small press publication either online or in print and post some odds and ins about them.

The first one is Liquid Imagination, founded by John Miller, a visionary if there ever were one. His desire to blend word with art has been done before—numerous times, but the real blend is in how well the stories and art mesh. Add in music and the spoken word and you have Liquid Imagination, a place where dreams and fantasy meet reality.

Liquid Imagination Submissions Guidelines

The following links are to some of the stories and poetry Liquid Imagination has to offer. These are the tip of the iceberg that is Liquid Imagination.

First Night Out by Jonathan Curelop

The World Builder by Michael Pennington

Psychogenic Fugue by George Moore

Making Changes by Rebecca Brown

Introducing Botanical by Annemarie Bogart

Living in a Negative World by Pepe Nero

Everything’s New by Rebecca Anne Renner

The Curse of Being Pretty by Damien Walters Grintalis

A Chase of Stars by Kyle Owens

They also have a wide range of non-fiction for you to peruse. An example of this is in the following link, a great piece by Coach Dare Kent.
9 Ways to Refuel Your Creativity Tank by Coach Dare Kent

Liquid Imagination has been around since the end of 2008 and has offered up some of the best and most original works in the business. It has been a mainstay as other e-zines have closed their doors permanently.

The staff is made up of several dedicated individuals.

Sue Babcock is the Managing Editor and website guru.

Fiction Editor Kevin Wallis brings his love of the written word to the table. His desire to put out great fiction is trumped only by his desire to help new writers become better.

Chrissy Davis is the Poetry Editor. You can thank her for all of the wonderful poetry.

Brandon Rucker has joined the staff as the Micro Fiction Editor. His unique insight into the art of the short short story helps him choose some of the best micro fiction out there.

Jack S. Rogers is the brain behind the artwork, working tirelessly to bring beautiful new images to the pages of Liquid Imagination.

Bob Eccles is the Voice of Liquid Imagination. His smooth delivery brings to life the many stories appearing within the world of Liquid Imagination. He is a treat to be heard, pleasing to the ears…