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Loving Monsters: Flash Stories by Laura Eppinger

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Loving Monsters
Flash Stories by Laura Eppinger

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“In these monstrous stories, the couples are hilarious, are wounded, are horrifying, are us.”
—Cathy Ulrich,
author of Ghosts of You



A clever vampire hides her secret by convincing her lovers that they have bedbugs. The Jersey Devil fans conspiracy theories in a world shut down by a pandemic. A haunted house, newly decorated in a minimalist style, wishes for more clutter to throw at its inhabitants. Laura Eppinger’s flash collection Loving Monsters gives voice to the supernatural beings who are just as confused in our modern world as the mortals who made it. It turns out that even becoming undead is no substitute for a good couples’ therapist.

Content warnings: violence, suicide, domestic violence

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“The best thing about a Laura Eppinger story is the way it makes you laugh in the moment before you suck in your breath in painful recognition. In these monstrous stories, the couples are hilarious, are wounded, are horrifying, are us. Eppinger captures the darkness (and the moments of light!) of these relationships with a skilled, light touch. This is a magical collection.”
—Cathy Ulrich,
author of Ghosts of You



Loving Monsters isolates and unsheathes the horror-kitsch burrowing in every toxic relationship. Siphoning extracts from the source to find what kind of contagions it might instigate. Eppinger’s work fluctuates with ease, shifting from foreboding to mischievous and back again.”
—Mike Corrao,
author of Gut Text and Smut-Maker


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About Loving Monsters

• Flash Fiction | Short Stories
• Published by Alternating Current Press
• 4” x 6” Perfectbound Trade Paperback
• Cream Paper, 60 Pages
• Print ISBN-13: 978-1-946580-28-3
• First Edition: August 31, 2021
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