ANNOUNCING: I’m posting all contributors, one-a-day, to reveal
the Table of Contents for +Horror
Library+ Volume 7, to be published by Dark Moon Books on March 1, 2022!
DAY 1 OF 30: MICHAEL HARRIS COHEN
1. Michael Harris Cohen presents “Never Better”
In “Never Better,” two waitresses begin experimenting with mystical shrooms, both on themselves and on those they serve.
started with two gobs of spit.
Dee wanted what I wanted, what all wage-slaves want—Justice.
If the customer was always right, that made us always wrong.
“Why not go way wrong?” I’d said.
Dead flies followed, stashed under a scallop in a coquilles Saint-Jacques or rolled into a dessert crepe. Other things came later. We were inventive.
I felt like we were throwing tea in Boston Harbor or Tenskwatawa rallying the tribes. Food sabotage was our reckoning.
Dee called it culinary karma. “Stiffers reap what they sow.” …
ABOUT: MICHAEL HARRIS COHEN
Michael Harris Cohen’s work is published
or forthcoming in various places including Conjunctions, On Spec, F(r)iction,
The Dark magazine, Pseudopod,
and numerous anthologies. He’s won several writing contests and is a recipient of
a Fulbright grant and fellowships from the Atlantic Center for the Arts, Hawthornden
Castle, The Künstlerdorf Schöppingen Foundation, and others. His first book, The
Eyes, was published by the once marvelous but now defunct Mixer Publishing.
His forthcoming story collection, Effects Vary, will be published by Off
Limits Press in 2022. He lives with his wife and daughters in Sofia and teaches
creative writing and literature at the American University in Bulgaria. Find him
online at Michaelharriscohen.net
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