interview by Vianne Venter

From Issue 19 (Mar 2012)

Where is home?
Yucaipa, Ca.

Are you a full-time writer?
I wish, although since I have been recently fired, maybe I am.

What inspired this story?
About 7 years ago some repressed memories came back to me about the sexual abuse I received at the hands of my father and grandfather from about the age of 4 until I was about 10. My grandfather was already dead so there was no way for me to get my revenge. This story allowed me to do that.

Do you believe in the biblical concept of hell? Do you believe there’s an afterlife, or that we are held accountable for our actions in life beyond the grave?
I’m not sure what I believe. I like to think that when we die it is however we think it will be.

Do you believe spells, curses and rituals hold real power, or is that purely the stuff of fiction?
I think it is pure hocus pocus.

Are you working on anything right now?
I’m finishing up an anthology for fantastic horror entitled Legends Untold.

Where can we find more of your work?
My work has appeared in work has appeared in Parabnormal Digest, The Absent Willow Review, Demon Minds, and Fantastic Horror.

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Vianne Venter

Vianne Venter is a freelance writer and sub-editor for various South African publications. She served as story editor and sub for Something Wicked since its inception in 2005. She is also an artist and mother. She can communicate with inanimate objects, but only if they’re feeling chatty. In her spare time… oh, who are we kidding? What spare time?

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