“The Digging Place” now available in FORNEVER AFTER!

The Digging Place in FORNEVER AFTER Art

My short story, “The Digging Place,” is now available in Jolly Horror Press’ romantic horror collection, ForNever After.

Kali adores the odd treasures her husband brings home from The Digging Place, a warehouse full of discarded junk. Until the day he shows up with something that belonged to her former lover …

“The Digging Place” is one of sixteen stories about love gone not just wrong, but God-awfully wrong. From the back cover, written by editor Jonathan Lambert:

True love…a soul mate? Desired by most, found by few. What you are up against… is A LOT. For love to stay true, and endure. And that’s without the doom and gloom and horror that falls upon the lovers in this anthology.

These are stories where two people nearly find everlasting bliss and happiness.

NEARLY. You didn’t miss that word did you? It was never meant to be. That makes it hurt worse. They were THE one. The one to grow old with, but also the one that never saw it coming.

FORNEVER AFTER includes 16 tales of tragic love, surrounded by all kinds of horrors. If you are looking for stories with happy endings, this isn’t the book for you….

ForNever After is available in Paperback and Kindle here: https://bit.ly/DigPlace

About kristipetersenschoonover

A ghost story writer who still sleeps with the lights on, Kristi Petersen Schoonover’s fiction has appeared in many magazines and anthologies; her traditionally published books include a short story collection, THE SHADOWS BEHIND. She was the recipient of three Norman Mailer Writers Colony Residencies and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College. She serves as co-host of the DARK DISCUSSIONS podcast, as founding editor of the dark literary journal 34 ORCHARD, and is a member of the New England Horror Writers. Follow her adventures at kristipetersenschoonover.com.

Posted on July 6, 2021, in horror short stories, Horror Stories, News and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Congratulations to you and all the authors in Fornever After. “The Digging Place” sounds good. I’m looking forward to reading it.

  2. I just finished it. “The Digging Place” and the teen zombie story were my faves. And the black cat story, too. I loved Maris’s turns of phrase like “spends his days cork high and bottle deep” and “I felt like a dog had clawed out my innards” and “rough as a cob” and so forth. There was enough to savor in your story that it filled me up on the inside by the time I was done. It’s a really good anthology!

    • Hi Priscilla — thank you for the compliment (blushing)! I had fun choosing those turns of phrase (also, she is based on a friend of mine who talks like that and is from the deep South, so I had a little help to ensure it sounded genuine). I haven’t had time to read the antho yet, and I’m dying to. Right now I’m reading a great many stories for 34 ORCHARD, so after that’s done I’ll read the other stories. 🙂

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