Let Them Bleed
by Lilah Wild
Stosh wore his sneakers as he walked along the incoming tide, let cool water ooze over his toes. It was awkward, squishing along in the wet sand, but he didn’t want to risk stepping on a broken seashell or a needle. His shoes were already filthy, not much left for the water to ruin.
He swept his eyes over the beach, scanned among piles of trash for Liddy. Instead he spotted a skinny figure running his way.
About the Author
From her website:
I’m a speculative author and ravenous inkdrinker with a sweet tooth for rock’n’roll witchcraft horror fantasy. I love loud music, brutal fiction, drop-dead glamour, dancing like a fiend, and taking my notebook everywhere through it all.
I grew up in some fun and not-so-fun parts of South Jersey, and survived high school behind a protective wall of Clive Barker and Stephen King. I moved to Philly, worked in one of the nation’s oldest occult shops for a while, and went on to spend a decade in San Fran. I attended Clarion West in 2007 and I’m now a member of NYC-based writing group Altered Fluid. Besides writing, I’m into bellydance dabbling, eerie synths, horror movie interior decorating, and exploring the symbiotic relationship between witchcraft and creating art. I’m currently living in Queens amid a clamor of doom metal noodling and two cats.
Other various fascinations: old movies that have Barbara Stanwyck and Greta Garbo in them, art nouveau, 80’s metal, thrift shopping, VHS morsels, long walks through the deco puzzlebox of Manhattan, running away to the beach, utter nonsense, and endless caffeine.
About the Narrator
J.C. Hutchins crafts award-winning transmedia narratives, screenplays and novels for companies such as 20th Century Fox, A&E, Cinemax, Discovery, FOX Broadcasting, Infiniti, Macmillan Publishers and Harebrained Schemes. He has been profiled by The New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR’s Weekend Edition, ABC Radio and the BBC. His latest creative endeavor is The 33, a monthly episodic ebook series.
J.C.’s other recent work includes writing roles on immersive online prequels for X-Men: Days of Future Past and FOX’s sci-fi TV series Almost Human. He also co-wrote the transmedia experience Body/Mind/Change starring director David Cronenberg, and Infiniti’s groundbreaking responsive film, Deja View.
J.C. has also helped extend the storyworlds of such franchises as Shadowrun, Golem Arcana, Cinemax’s espionage series Hunted, A&E’s miniseries Stephen King’s Bag of Bones and Discovery’s The Colony.
J.C. began his career as a new media novelist, using strategies such as podcasting, social media and crowdsourcing to create and distribute his acclaimed 7th Son thriller novels. The years-long endeavor was successful: 7th Son: Descent was later published by St. Martin’s Press.