Trigger Warning: Speaking Ill
“Death canonizes even the most awful of us. No one will speak ill of you when the dirt is still fresh upon your grave. It’s only once the grass starts to grow that everyone remembers what a piece of shit you were.”
-Chandler Morrison, Hate to Feel
What are we doing when we refused to engage the dead in our stories, in our horror? Are we respecting them? Or are we forgetting them and condemning their memory to oblivion?
We at Madness Heart Press contend that the only way to truly respect those who are gone is to fully engage them with the disrespect they are due.
Through strange, terrifying, and disgusting horror, these 9 authors ensure that death is no safe space. No corpse will escape their due through death, but will instead be allotted the full measure of what our authors have in store.
This is your trigger warning.
A great anthology for 2022!
Trigger Warning 3: Speaking Ill is an excellent collection of stories dealing with the dead and their desecration. All of the stories are fantastic, with a lot of variety in terms of tone and content. Stand-out stories for me were Jay Wilburn's, Douglas Ford's, Christine Morgan's, and Susan Snyder's (I don't even want to spoil story titles here-you'll thank me when you pick this up!) Definitely heed the trigger warnings, because this is about as gross and dark as you'll likely find. But you'll also find well written stories that will entertain you-recommended!!