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 3 OF 30: NATALIA THEODORIDOU
3. Natalia Theodoridou presents “The Mouth”
2. Jo Kaplan presents “Her. House.”
1. Michael Harris Cohen presents “Never Better”
In “The Mouth,” an unemployed man is anguished to watch his pet mouth go hungry.
…The clock ticks loudly on the wall, and Paul glances at it sideways, as if trying to conceal his impatience. He wants this over with.
“I can’t lose this job,” Samuel says. “I’ve got a mouth to feed.”
Paul raises his eyebrows. His mouth forms a brief O. “I didn’t know you had a child.”
Would that change things, Samuel wonders, if he did?
“Not a child,” he corrects. “Just a mouth.”
The manager laughs. A short, nervous sound, like a hiccup. He thinks Samuel was joking…
—The Mouth by NATALIA THEODORIDOU
ABOUT: NATALIA THEODORIDOU
Natalia Theodoridou is a World Fantasy Award-winning author, a Nebula Award Finalist, and a Clarion West graduate (class of 2018). Natalia’s stories have appeared in venues such as Clarkesworld, Strange Horizons, Uncanny, Fantasy & Science Fiction, Black Static, Nightmare, and The Dark, and have been translated in Italian, French, Greek, Estonian, Spanish, Chinese, and Arabic. An immigrant to the UK for many years, he has recently returned to Greece. For details, visit www.natalia-theodoridou.com or follow @natalia_theodor on Twitter.
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