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The Monster She Wrote Podcast

Jun 28, 2022

NEWS: Mel and Lisa are taking a brief hiatus so the next episode will be four weeks away instead of two...WE WILL BE BACK!

Samantha Heather Mackey is an MFA student at the prestigious Warren University located somewhere in New England. She splits her time between hanging out with her mysterious friend Ava in a ramshackle house in town and taking workshop classes with the rest of her all-female fiction cohort on campus. She prefers the company of Ava to her writing peers, however. The other four students have bonded into an extremely codependent, cult-like hivemind, who, instead of using names, call each other “Bunny.” They wear a lot of pink, use a lot of emojis, and love anything miniature and cute. Samantha finds this behavior repulsive, but she still gets sucked into the Bunnies’ unorthodox off-campus extracurriculars, and then things really get weird.      

Recommended in this episode: Empire of Wild by Cherie Dimaline

UP NEXT: The Secret History by Donna Tartt

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Our social media is @MonsterWrote on Twitter and Instagram. Our email is This episode was produced and researched by Lisa and Mel. Theme music is “Misconception” by Nicolas Gasparini, used with permission.