We’re happy to have our second anthology, Legendary, out in the world.
Our publicist, Elesha Teskey, took time to interview each of the contributors on their stories and shared excerpts from their work. Below are the links to those interviews and sneak peeks for the stories. Give them a read and let us know which you are looking forward to reading more of.
Of course, if you like what you read, you can order your copy of Legendary today!
December 8, 2016
Guy with a hook for a hand attacks couple making out in a car—with a twist. It’s one of my favorite conservative Christian warning stories: Have sex before marriage, and you’re gonna be brutally butchered and hung from a tree.
December 22, 2016
I think the original “Hook” is just a classic story, up there with “Little Red Riding Hood” in terms of frightening tales we tell children to keep them in line. It’s also the basis for the entire slasher movie genre as far as I’m concerned, so I saw this as an opportunity to play in that sandbox. Beyond that, I wanted to tell a more progressive tale than the original.
December 29, 2016
The urban legend I picked was a South African urban legend called “Pinky-Pinky” which originated from a superstition about girls wearing pink underwear in a public bathroom, in which it is said that a legendary pink being may suddenly appear, attack the girl either physically or sexually and steal the underwear. I chose that one because I think it’s one of the lesser known ones outside of Africa, and because I felt it could easily be the basis for a good love story with the mysterious Pinky Pinky being a misunderstood humanoid creature rather than a terrifying monster or deamon.
December 15, 2017
I was intrigued by the challenge of making the inherently tragic nature of the legend–the hitchhiker is almost always revealed to be a lost ghost at the end of the story–work in a romantic setting with a happy, hopeful finale.
January 5, 2017
In my story, a woman in white lures men, who stop to help her, out of their cars and they’re never seen again. I picked it because I liked the eeriness. Not all of us might end up in a bathtub in Vegas, missing a kidney, but that flash of white on a lonely stretch of highway that we see in our periphery…
It’s so hard for me to pick just one. I can’t. I won’t. You can’t make me. But I can tell you to never wear pink underwear and to always be wary of a ballerina’s ex-boyfriend. Might want to think twice about that hitchhiker too—or not. The choice is yours.
As far as reading the book, the choice is yours too, but I highly recommend it.Randi Perrin