Updated: Feb 14, 2020
Her Mother's Smile was published yesterday by Trembling With Fear! This was originally written for the Furious Fiction Contest and managed to make it to the long-list there. Of course, it went through a few edits before TWF accepted it. This is what they had to say about it:
"Her Mother’s Smile by Holly Rae Garcia leads this week’s Trembling With Fear and contains one of the juxtapositions which make the greatest impact in horror – childhood innocence versus dangerous adult actions and their consequences. By painting a typical, and touching, scene of father and daughter together, the undercurrent of the father’s thoughts and feelings really ratchet up the sense of dread."
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