“Scar Show” by Sarah Rose Etter now published online

Black Candies is our journal of literary horror and dark fiction, showcasing writing and art from both local and worldwide contributors.

As we approach the April 30th submission deadline for the women-identifying writers issue of Black Candies: “Gross and Unlikeable,” we’ve been making select Black Candies stories available online.

Up next is Sarah Rose Etter’s short story, “Scar Show,” which was first published in Black Candies: See Through. You can learn more about See Through or purchase a copy in our book store here.

scar showAccompanying illustration by Adam Vieyra

I stand on the side of the stage before the curtain opens. Paul stands near me, a microphone sunk into his fat oily hand.


There is a roar of man sounds, man hands slamming together to create boom claps.

(Read the rest here).

And while you’re there, poke around at the Black Candies website and learn more about submitting to the upcoming Gross and Unlikeable issue. The deadline is 4/30! Spread the word. Send us something.

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