Published on Reflex Press: Eyes snap open, stirred by a silent alarm. She peels stiff covers from her frigid skin, chilled by a thermostat set to 64 degrees, even in winter. Gray-socked feet hit the stained carpet, and she wiggles her toes. They’re painted a forbidden red.

For I Have Sinned

When Jesus walked into the nuthouse, I knew things would get interesting. Our savior wore a muddy gray t-shirt, a pair of ripped jeans my mother would never allow past her seasonal welcome mat, and a pair of really rad, orange converse.

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Carnal Knowledge

Mistress of suspense, Rachael Tamayo, is back with another hair-raising thriller. Carnal Knowledge a riveting, heart-pounding, double-check-your-locks-and-close-your-curtains novel about a killer with an unquenchable lust for blood.

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Writing the End of the World

In 2019, I began work on my novel Her. Like most of my ideas, it started as an image: a mother holding her young daughter, looking out over a crumbling road as a weary sun set on a sickened, dying world. I didn’t know then—how could anyone?

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Elle Michael River

Elle writes curious fiction from beyond the rabbit hole and performs heart surgery on manuscripts missing their soul. She’s currently revising her debut novel and drinking a lot of wine. When Elle’s not writing, you can find her on a community theatre stage pretending she’s someone else or panic-eating peanut butter in the upstairs closet.

Elle has her MFA in Creative Writing from Southern New Hampshire University and her BA in English from Thomas Edison State University.

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