Horror Anthology: My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me

Horror Short Stories

This weekend is a calm before the storm.

I work today, rest tomorrow and then make a final push to get all of the family junk out of the old house and cram it into a new apartment . . . a small apartment.

In the meantime, I’ll try to work up something nice for Monday — we’ll see how well that goes.

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My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me: Forty New Fairy Tales is a horror anthology edited by Kate Bernheimer

My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me: Forty New Fairy Tales

Editor: Bernheimer, Kate
Cover Art: Jason Van Hollander
Format: Hardcover
Type: Horror Anthology
Page Count: 603pp.
Pub. Date: September 28, 2010
Publisher: Penguin

Nominated for the 2010 Shirley Jackson Award for Best Edited Anthology

The fairy tale lives again in these forty new stories by some of the biggest names in contemporary fiction.

Neil Gaiman, Michael Cunningham, Aimee Bender, Kelly Link, Lydia Millet, and more than thirty other extraordinary writers celebrate fairy tales in this thrilling volume — the ultimate literary costume party.

Spinning houses and talking birds. Whispered secrets and borrowed hope. Here are new stories sewn from old skins, gathered from around the world by visionary editor Kate Bernheimer and inspired by everything from Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Snow Queen” and “The Little Match Girl” to Charles Perrault’s “Bluebeard” and “Cinderella” to the Brothers Grimm’s “Hansel and Gretel” and “Rumpelstiltskin” to fairy tales by Goethe and Calvino.

Fairy tales are our oldest literary tradition, and yet they chart the imaginative frontiers of the twenty-first century as powerfully as they evoke our earliest encounters with literature.

This exhilarating collection restores their place in the literary canon.

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction by Kate Bernheimer
  • Drawing the Curtain by Gregory Maguire
  • Baba Iaga and the Pelican Child by Joy Williams
  • Ardour by Jonathon Keats
  • I’m Here by Ludmilla Petrushevskaya
  • The Brother and the Bird by Alissa Nutting
  • A Day in the Life of Half of Rumpelstilkin by Francine Prose and Kevin Brockmeier
  • With Hair of Hand-Spun Gold by Neil Labute
  • The Swan Brothers by Shelley Jackson
  • The Warm Mouth by Joyelle McSweeney
  • Snow White, Rose Red by Lydia Millet
  • The Eriking by Sarah Shun-Lien Bynum
  • Dapplegrim by Brian Evenson
  • The Wild Swans by Michael Cunninghan
  • Halfway People by Karen Joy Fowler
  • Green Air by Rikki Ducornet
  • The Mermaid in a Tree by Timothy Schaffert
  • What the Conch Shell Sings When the Body is Gone by Katherine Vaz
  • The Snow Queen by Karen Brennan
  • Eyes of Dogs by Lucy Corin
  • Little Pot by Ilya Kaminsky
  • A Bucket of Warm Spit by Michael Martone
  • Catskin by Kelly Link
  • Teague O’Kane and the Corpse by Chris Adrian
  • Pleasure Boating in Lituya Bay by Jim Shepard
  • Body-without-Soul by Kathryn Davis
  • The Girl, the Wolf, the Crone by Kellie Wells
  • My Brother Gary Made a Movie and This is What Happened by Sabrina Orah Mark
  • The Color Master by Aimee Bender
  • The White Cat by Marjorie Sandor
  • Blue-bearded Lover by Joyce Carol Oates
  • Bluebeard in Ireland by John Updike
  • A Kiss to Wake the Sleeper by Rabih Alameddine
  • A Case Study of Emergency Room Procedure and Risk Management . . . by Stacey Richter
  • Orange by Neil Gaiman
  • Psyche’s Dark Night by Francesca Lia Block
  • The Story of the Mosquito by Lily Hoang
  • First Day of Snow by Naoko Awa
  • I am Anjuhimeko by Hiromi Ito
  • Coyote Takes Us Home by Michael Mejia
  • Ever After by Kim Addonizio
  • Whitework by Kate Bernheimer
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Kate Bernheimer's My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me: Forty New Fairy Tales was nominated for the 2010 Shirley Jackson Award for Best Edited Anthology

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