Monster Dear Monster, Part 2

Here’s the second part of an in-depth conversation about several stories from my collection CONVULSIVE. The host claims, “I still have all my bones.”

I’m skeptical.

I’m not sure you can make it out of the book without some scars. At least that’s what I’m hearing from readers.

I won’t confirm or deny any interpretation of the stories because I think that’s entirely up to the reader. I truly appreciate the people who spend time with my characters and weirdness. I’m touched anyone finds my fiction worthwhile. You can listen to some interesting opinions and a very intelligent conversation (with spoilers) about the stories “How to Fillet Angels,” “The Buried King,” and “Mr. Bones Puzzle Candy” on the Monster Dear Monster podcast!

Monster Dear Monster

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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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