It was such an honor to work with Brian Hodge, Brian Keene, Lorelei Shannon, and especially Simon Wood as I hosted the Morbid Curiosity Open Mics.
by Loren Rhoads
Because I hosted several annual Open Mics for Morbid Curiosity magazine at the World Horror Conventions, I had the opportunity to meet a whole bunch of horror writers. I was surprised how easy it was to get them up on a stage, baring their real lives in front of an audience.
In fact, Brian Keene opened Morbid Curiosity #7 with a story that he’d rocked at the Open Mic in Chicago. “Kick ’em Where it Counts” is one of my favorite stories that I was ever lucky enough to publish. It’s about an industrial accident that nearly took Keene’s manhood and his life. You can still wince along in sympathy (even I did and my manhood lives in a drawer) by picking up one of the few remaining copies of that issue of the magazine.
Rain Graves told the story of her…
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