"It is harsh, hard and unrelenting in its style and tone. The characters are real and that reality is stark, bitter, and at the same time maddeningly beautiful." ~ Sci Fi Saturday Night
After an unfortunate incident on a Maine apple orchard, precocious teen Scree is left with a father she’s not sure is hers, a never-ending list of chores and her flaky brother’s baby, who she is expected to raise.
In a noble move to save the child from an existence like her own, Scree flees to a glitzy resort teeming with young men just ripe for the picking. But even as life with baby becomes all she’d dreamed, Dali-esque visions begin to leach through the gold paint…
Bad Apple is a dark, surreal ride that proves not all things in an orchard are safe to pick.
"If you are in the mood for an atmospheric, character driven tale that will leave you shaken at the end, I would suggest you put “Bad Apple” at the top of your to be read pile." ~ Literary Mayhem
"Descriptions are vivid and tense, reeling the reader into her character’s ever more twisted world." ~ Zinta Aistars
About the author
Kristi Petersen Schoonover is the author of the short story collection Skeletons in the Swimmin' Hole-Tales from Haunted Disney, and her short fiction has appeared in Carpe Articulum Literary Review, Full of Crow, Eclectic Flash, The Adirondack Review, Barbaric Yawp, The Illuminata, Macabre Cadaver, Morpheus Tales, Citizen Culture, MudRock: Stories & Tales, New Witch Magazine, Spilt Milk, Toasted Cheese, and a host of others, including several anthologies. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College and is the recipient of Norman Mailer Writers Colony Winter 2010 and 2011 Residencies. She hosts the paranormal fiction segment on The Ghostman & Demon Hunter Show broadcast and serves as an editor for Read Short Fiction. You can visit her online at www.kristipetersenschoonover.com.
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