Black Magic Woman Tabitha Thompson

Tabitha ThompsonTabitha Thompson is an African American horror writer from Florida. Her first short story Heading West, was picked up by Sirens Call Publications in 2013 for their online magazine issue #12 Dead And Dying. West Nile was released in 2014 also with Sirens Call Publications for their issue #16 Apocalyptic Fiction. She has released several horror short stories and flash fiction. Her latest release, Decency Defiled, a workplace based horror short story, was released through J Ellington Ashton Press as part of the anthology titled Rejected For Content 6: Workplace Relations.


Tabitha’s tale in Black Magic Women is Alternative™

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Q. What is Alternative about?

A. Alternative is about a new form of a birth control pill that at first seems like it’s better than the standard birth control, but also has disastrous side effects.

Q. What inspired you to write the story?

A. I was having a conversation with my ex-boyfriend Alex one day and he brought up the idea of me getting on birth control which I would refuse, politely of course. So, one day as I was driving to work, I was thinking about the conversation we had when the idea of a birth control pill gone wrong came to me.

Q. How do you feel about being a part of Black Magic Women?

A. I couldn’t be more excited. For me, it’s truly humbling to be a part of an anthology among other black female horror writers. It’s also amazing to know that there are more black women out there writing horror fiction and are getting more recognized for it, it’s about time if you ask me.

Q. How long have you been writing horror and what are your other stories about?

A. I have been writing horror now for almost 11 years now, it’s crazy to me I’ve been doing this for that long, it really doesn’t feel like it at all. I’m currently working on a story titled “Eat Fresh”. It is about an extreme militant vegan who is constantly mocked and ignored by meat eaters for pursing a different lifestyle choice and in turn, despises meat eaters for their decision to consume meat. Inspired by the local pizzeria, the character decides to create, make, and serve their own pizzas to the locals in the neighborhood. Although it becomes a local hit, unfortunately, there’s a hidden agenda and more that meets the eye when it comes to the source of the ingredients. Another story I’m working on is titled “Shadows”, which is about recurring nightmares. So far, it’s still a work in progress.

~ by Sumiko Saulson on February 3, 2018.

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