Author Tina Starr writes stories that have appeared in a number of magazines, including Pseudopod, Space & Time, Misfit Magazine and Aoife’s Kiss, as well as anthologies, most recently Daughters of Icarus (forthcoming) and Into The Darkness (forthcoming). Her horror collection Necessary Evil is a Night Owl Reviews Top Pick, and her short story “The Seat” received an Honorable Mention in the 20th Annual Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror.
Tina’s short story collections Necessary Evil and Care and Feeding are currently available. Her newest release is short story collection With This Ring. This collection includes maze illustrations.
Necessary Evil contains the terrifying "Oded the Merciless" (previously published in audio format at Pseudopod) and more dark fiction. Six horror stories, 22,000 words total:
Oded the Merciless
A relentless computer AI on a spaceship torments a woman to discover the nature of the human condition.
To Feed the Hungry
A lesson in be careful what you wish for.
An angry young man is offered his heart's desire, but only if he can believe in magic.
An elderly woman is hiding something far worse than her menagerie of cats.
Bad things happen when a vampire bites a dolphin.
A real estate agent on Mars struggles with an ethical quandary when she tries to sell a house.
A collection of five horror stories about love gone bad. What happens when a zombie marriage decays? A newly divorced woman finds that home is not where the heart is. An evil engagement ring just won’t go away (includes maze illustrations). A scorned man must choose between love and vengeance. A desperate woman makes the terrible mistake of confiding to a stranger in a bar.