I asked fellow Midnight Roost anthology contributors to share some things about themselves prior to publication and those generous enough to do so will be appearing here for the next week or so.
Each entry gives a taste of their contribution, a little about them, how to contact them, how their story came about, and definitely a link to Midnight Roost (which you should purchase because it would make each and every one of us happy.
you do want to make us happy, don’t you?
i mean, considering what we wrote, you want us to know you’re a good person, right?).
Let’s start with a Hallowe’en-themed introduction to the anthology as a whole:
Sonia’s contribution is Once Upon a Time. Here’s the opening:
Once upon a time, in a magical forest, woodland creatures lived in peaceful co-existence, and not one human was the wiser. The sky was the perfect shade of azure blue, trees with full leafy crowns filled every corner, and the creatures lacked for nothing since the forest provided it all. Within this land, bears were friends with foxes who were friends with squirrels who were friends with birds, and not one drop of blood had ever been spilt on the soil in the enchanted land until that day.
How the story came about:
I wrote this short story while I was attending Western Colorado University, during a short forms course. I love the idea of combining a fairytale with unexpected horror and that was my inspiration.
About Sonia Pipkin:
Sonia Pipkin graduated from Western Colorado University with an M.F.A. in creative writing with a concentration in genre fiction. She lives in Colorado where she is a freelance writer and is currently attending Colorado State University working toward an M.A. TESOL certificate. Her current project is a linked short story anthology that focuses on women injustice.
Sonia’s on Instagram: @writersoniav and Facebook: Sonia Valladares
See all Midnight Roost stories here.