Coming up this Sunday, September 20, I have a new short story going up at Amazon in honor of Fall and the approaching deer hunting season, a story some of you may remember from the early days of this blog: Prize Bucks.
Prize Bucks features an entity that I would dearly love to see fully profiled at A Book of Creatures, the Native American siren known as Deer Woman.
Some of you may be familiar with Deer Woman from the Masters of Horror episode of the same name by John Landis – I suspect that anyone reading this blog is more likely to have seen it than most – but I actually discovered her long before that episode ever aired, and was intrigued by the idea of a bogey(wo)man who hunted strapping young men. Change to the usual script, that.
I’ll be celebrating the story’s publication with a five-day free giveaway. One warning: the story is pretty raunchy. Like many supernatural seductresses, Deer Woman has more than murder on her mind when it comes to her victims.
In any case, keep your eye out for future stories featuring the cervine seductress. Deer Woman may be something of a one-trick pony doe, but that doesn’t mean there’s only one story to be told.