Bluebeard’s Cleanroom

New fiction out for Women in Horror Month!

Don’t read it. You’ll feel dirty.

Do I have your attention? Oddly, pardon my adverb, this flash trash came out of months of reading and researching the Bluebeard tale in folklore. In a better world I’d write a novel. In a better world you’d read it. But in this world, we’re all about instant noodles. We’re quick and dirty.

I’m working on better and bigger things. I promise. Here’s this thing for now:

Published by: Joe

Joe Koch writes literary horror and surrealist trash. A Shirley Jackson Award finalist, Joe is the author of The Wingspan of Severed Hands, The Couvade, and Convulsive. Their short fiction appears in publications such as Vastarien, Southwest Review, Pseudopod, and Children of the New Flesh. He’s been a flash fiction judge for Cemetery Gates Media as well as co-editing the art horror anthology Stories of the Eye from Weirdpunk Books. Find Joe (he/they) online at and on Twitter @horrorsong.

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