Justin Macumber wrote the story “In The Deep Dark”. He is the author of HAYWIRE and A MINOR MAGIC. When not hard at work on his next story he hosts the popular Dead Robots’ Society podcast. He and his lovely wife live in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex along with their motley pack of dogs and cats that they think of as their children. Visit him online at justinmacumber.com and deadrobotssociety.com.
Why do you write/like horror? Horror, next to romance, is the genre most dependant on creating an emotional connection with the reader, and I like the idea of being that deep in a reader’s head. Yes, that’s me in the shadows sporting the Cheshire cat’s grin and giggling softly.
What inspired this particular story? A couple years ago there was a reality TV show called COAL about coal miners, and every episode gave me the creeps because of how dark and lonely the insides of the mines seemed. I had to work through that somehow!
What’s the best horror movie you watched recently? THE CONJURING. Creepy!
What scares you? Ghosts and other evil supernatural entities. I’m not a religious person at all, with very little belief in the afterlife, yet I’m a total sucker for possession and haunting stories.
What are you working on now? A short story titled THAT OLD HELL MAGIC for another anthology. I love anthologies!
What’s your favorite beverage while writing? Green tea
“In The Deep Dark” by Justin R. Macumber
“Morning Dew” by Edward Lorn
“Power in the Blood” by Scott Roche
“Getting Even” by Philip Carroll
“Breakers” by Paul E. Cooley
“Breakup” by J.R. Murdock
“Blister” by Jake Bible
Edited by Sue Baiman
Cover by Scott E. Pond.