Adrean Messmer is a horror writer living in Oklahoma. She's also really bad at writing about herself in the third person.
I live in Oklahoma with a tiny human I put together from some spare parts and my technowizard husband. I have one cat old enough to vote, one named after a Batman villain, and one miniature dragon. One dog that's too old for this shit and one puppy that just wants to eat the world.
When I was eight, I asked my mother to read Stephen King's It to me as a bedtime story and she actually said yes. So, that probably explains a lot.
"A blend of gritty realism and dark supernatural, Psychopomp and Circumstance is Heathers meets It Follows, with a sprinkling of The Twilight Zone, all told with black humor, nihilist teen angst, and a buried need to be loved and accepted." -Richard Thomas, author of Tribulations
Modern fairy tales promise that villains will be punished and everyone else lives happily ever after. But in these pages, no one gets a happy ending.
The family next door, the ghosts from the past, schoolyard bullies, undead rockstars, and more find themselves on a desolate road with no way back. Fourteen tales of tragedy in a dark spectrum of genres, guaranteed to break your heart.
Fears fade as years pass. They are never as salient or real as they were when you were a child. Unless they are. Though these terrors stem from children, the stories are not for them. From the dark to boogeymen to real life horrors, there is no innocence here.