Rachelle Taylor is a native of the Appalachian region of Virginia who currently lives in the UK. Her work has appeared in several journals, including Neon, Printer's Devil Review, and Danse Macabre. She's an avid fan of Flannery O'Connor, horror, and comic books.
When she was eighteen years old, Rebecca Castille moved to California. A year later, she became Honey Halliwell, an adult film actress. Now, after a short but productive career in the porn industry, Honey wants to go legit. But her Hollywood dream soon becomes her own personal hell, and she learns that her present may be darker than her past.
A freak industrial accident leaves a man trapped in a hole in the ground. Alone and injured, he is pushed to the brink of insanity by the broken steel beam that hovers above him, threatening at any moment to fall and end his life.
This short story is inspired by Poe’s “The Pit and the Pendulum” and is approximately 3300 words.
A few years after an unspecified apocalyptic event, two wanderers share a chance encounter. With faulty memories and no foreseeable purpose in life, they reflect on the nature of faith and loss at the end of the world.
This story is approximately 3000 words. A shorter version of it has previously appeared in The Subtopian Magazine.
A stuttering, socially inept college student meets his idol, a cynical, middle-aged artist who might or might not bear a resemblance to Vivien Leigh. They begin an affair that is mutually destructive...but not necessarily dysfunctional. Contains brief scenes of sexuality.
This story originally appeared, with some alterations, in Conte.
In this Southern Gothic short, a sheltered, impoverished teenager seeks to impress a neighbor boy, with destructive results. This story explores poverty, neglect, mental illness, and misogyny in rural Appalachia.
This story originally appeared in Printer's Devil Review.