Wakefield Mahon is an up-and-coming speculative fiction writer. His short stories have been published in anthologies from Daily Science Fiction, Sam's Dot Publishing, Poe Little Thing, Rymfire, and Living Dead Press. His current series Sacred Stones explores the nature of storytelling, myth and legends across cultures and time through the adventures of a teenage heroine who must unite the weapons of legend in order to save the world from the ultimate evil.
His fabulous piece of short fiction in the anthology is titled Ex-Boyfriend. Here’s a taste of it:
It watched her from the desk, mocking her, promising to ring if she took a step out of the door. She took a deep breath and stepped out of her apartment. She heard only silence. She checked to make sure she had her keys. She pulled to and checked the door. She checked the door again just to make sure. When she felt the hand on her shoulder, Lynn whipped around with her finger on the mace trigger.
This is a horribly haunting and twisted story so sparse and yet powerful that even when you see the ending coming, you’re still shocked. We’re thankful to have Wakefield included in the project.