The Phoenix Quill Anthology titled Monsters was published yesterday.
That’s right you lovely bunch of followers, I am no longer an aspiring or trainee author, but a full blown published author.
My story – Changeling – is one of many fabulous stories exploring the question: What is a monster?
The first thoughts I had around the subject involved obvious monsters like Godzilla, The Loch Ness Monster and the Abominable Snowman, but what if monsters walked among us with ordinary faces? What if its what’s inside that makes a monster, not how they appear?
What if it’s not a living creature but an organism that invades your body and destroys you from within?
What if it doesn’t have any physical substance at all but is just that voice of self doubt in your head telling you that you will never be good enough, or a mental illness that seizes you in it’s grip and just won’t let go?
These are the themes that are explored in the short stories for the Monsters anthology but what I want to know is:
What does ‘monster’ mean to you?
Lets start a discussion in the comments.