Karen Best is a bitter Goth masquerading as a nerdy bookworm. She holds an MFA from the University of Central Florida and her writing has appeared in Our Stories, ETC, and Filament Magazine. Early exposure to the paranormal, mythology, fairy tales and Edgar Allen Poe has left her with an abiding interest in dark stories and dressing entirely in black. Karen blogs on Gothic aesthetics at www.LashesAndStars.WordPress.com. She lives in Florida with her obliging husband and several cats.
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VideosKaren Best reading from A Floating World
Karen Best reads her story "Melancholia Canina" at the There Will Be Words second annual Flash Fiction Spooktacular. (10/09/12) Check out http://therewillbewords.com for more details.
A Floating World: Stories
With A Floating World, Karen Best infuses mundane life with elements of the fantastic. From mermaids and sea serpents to deadly pin pricks and crying icons, these 13 stories stretch the boundaries of reality while exploring the search for answers where there are none.