When Mona Lisa Speaks

I’m often nervous to see a piece of my writing in the wild, and so I didn’t re-read this one until today. It’s not bad. Short and dense with ideas about feminism and art history, as well as medieval medical history, the preservation architecture of the Louvre, and most of all – I hope – some strong feelings.

All that other stuff is nothing but fluff without the feelings.

Read “When Mona Lisa Speaks” in Blood Tree Literature: Issue 6:

When Mona Lisa Speaks


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 horrorsong.blog and on Twitter @horrorsong.


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