As a child, Melanie Cossey delighted in reading stories that left her feeling disturbed, like Shirley Jackson’s The Lottery, and Poe’s The Telltale Heart. Her love of the Victorian period combined with her penchant for impactful, unsettling stories nurtured her desire to create troubling tales of gothic horror.
Melanie’s short, The Nymphalidae won Honorable Mention in the Storm Crow Tavern’s 2015 Tales from Beermat Microfiction Contest. Her flash fiction and poetry has been shortlisted in numerous contests. Melanie’s gothic horror, A Peculiar Curiosity, is published by Fitzroy Books. Her story The Blackwood Article is published in Quoth the Raven, a modern day Poe Anthology.
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