I Have a Story in ‘Killing it Softly’ The Best by Women in Horror

I was thrilled to have a reprint of my story Coralesque selected for inclusion in ‘Killing it Softly’ The Best by Women in Horror (Volume 1).

Released by Digital Fiction Publishing Corp, the anthology contains 31 tales of horror from female writers, including New York Times Best Sellers, Bram Stoker winners, and other genre greats.  I’m sharing a table of contents with some pretty awesome talent.

Torn Asunder — Rebecca Snow

Lambent Lights — H.R. Boldwood

Nosophoros — Christine Lucas

What the Rain Brings — Gerri Leen

Taking it for The Team — Tracie McBride

Here We Go Round — Rie Sheridan Rose

Songs for Dead Children — Aliya Whiteley

Music in the Bone — Marion Pitman

All of a Heap — Jenner Michaud

Traitorous, Lying, Little Star — Suzanne Reynolds-Alpert

Truth Hurts — Carole Gill

A Trick of the Dark — Tina Rath

Abysmoira — Airika Sneve

Skin Deep — Carson Buckingham

Orbs — Chantal Boudreau

Rule of Five — Eleanor R. Wood

Guilty by Chance — Nidhi Singh

Ecdysis — Rebecca J. Allred

Coralesque — Rebecca Fraser

The Funhouse — Jo-Anne Russell

Graffiti — K. S. Dearsley

Complete — Amanda Northrup Mays

Ellensburg Blue — M.J. Sydney

Abandoned — Rose Blackthorn

The Call of the House of Usher — Annie Neugebauer

Ravens — Elaine Cunningham

Foxford — Sandra Kasturi

The Root — Jess Landry

Long Time, No See — Sarah Hans

Millie’s Hammock — Tory Hoke

Changed — Nancy Holder


It’s great to see an anthology that gives voice to, and celebrates women in horror. There are misconceptions out there that women are incapable of writing horror effectively, and we’re often underrepresented. I’m happy to say that this mindset is starting to shift, thanks in part to anthologies like this, and publishers recognising the demand for diversity across all demographs.

‘Killing it Softly’ is now available in Kindle or Paperback, and can be ordered here, just in time for Halloween!

Happy writing, happy reading, and happy days 🙂

About Rebecca Fraser

Rebecca Fraser is an award-winning Australian author, with a solid career of writing with influence across a variety of mediums. To provide her muse with life’s essentials she content writes for the corporate world; however her true passion lies in storytelling. Say g'day on Twitter and Instagram @becksmuse
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2 Responses to I Have a Story in ‘Killing it Softly’ The Best by Women in Horror

  1. davekiwi says:

    Bloody amazing Becks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You go girl!! As for women writing horror — what about Dr Frankenstein? 🙂

    • Thanks so much, Dave! Yes, Mary shelley wrote ‘Frankenstein’, but she had to originally publish the first edition anonymously! In 1818 people did not look favourably on books written by women, nor was the content deemed to be ‘befitting of a lady.’ In fact, when it was revealed she was female, one critic remarked, “The writer of it is, we understand, a female; this is an aggravation of that which is the prevailing fault of the novel; but if our authoress can forget the gentleness of her sex, it is no reason why we should; and we shall therefore dismiss the novel without further comment”. Grrrrr!

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