Happy Tuesday! Let’s look at another KillerCon Splatterpunk award winner.
Today we look at the winner of Best Novella: Things Have Gotten Worse Since We Last Spoke, by Eric LaRocca.
Sadomasochism. Obsession. Death.
A whirlpool of darkness churns at the heart of a macabre ballet between two lonely young women in an internet chat room in the early 2000s — a darkness that threatens to forever transform them once they finally succumb to their most horrific desires.
What have you done today to deserve your eyes?
This novella has gotten many mixed reviews due to the format and the incredibly impactful and disturbing subject matter. However, Richard Martin of The Horror Oasis had this to say:
“Told as a series of e-mail exchanges and instant messages between two women, being shared as part of an ongoing police investigation, ‘Things Have Gotten Worse Since We Last Spoke’ is a disturbing descent into the minds of a master manipulator and someone who is struggling to find their place and is desperate to find somewhere they belong … the brilliance of this novella is how insidiously the stakes build … It’s a pitch-perfect look into what motivates people, abuse of power and malicious exploitation behind a screen of anonymity that won’t be so easily forgotten after the final page is done.”
It’s available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.