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The Monster She Wrote Podcast

Nov 15, 2022

This Priya Sharma story was published on in July of 2015, and collected in her 2018 collection All the Fabulous Beasts. Here is the description from Tor: “'Fabulous Beasts' by Priya Sharma is a horror novelette about a strange woman living in luxury with her lover, but irrevocably tied to her childhood of deprivation and dark secrets in northwest England. The woman recalls the unravelling of the family upon her uncle’s release from prison." The story is still available to read on

CW/TW: Please be warned that this story deals with difficult content and themes, including child abuse, incest, and rape.

Recommended in this episode: Suburban Hell by Maureen Kilmer

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