The Sharp and Sugar Tooth

The Sharp and Sugar Tooth is a speculative fiction anthology of food and horror stories, edited by me and published by Upper Rubber Boot Books. Part of their Women Up To No Good series, it focuses on women’s experience with food and feeding. Because food is a necessity, something we can’t live without, there’s power in the managing of it, and power in the enjoyment of that management. Sometimes that’s a frightening thing, both for the women who cook and for the women who feed… but sometimes food needs to be frightening. There’s so much in it of temptation and of threat, and implicit in many forms of consumption is the tension between taking life from some so that others can live. This is fertile ground for a horror anthology, and the 22 stories in The Sharp and Sugar Tooth explore what that tension means for individuals, communities, and ecosystems.

You can buy print and electronic copies at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Indiebound, and Wordery.

Stories included in The Sharp and Sugar Tooth are:

  • “Candy Girl” by Chikodili Emelumadu
  • “Gimme Sugar” by Katharine Duckett
  • “What the Bees Know About Discarded Girlish Organs” by Jasmyne J. Harris
  • “The Honey Witch” by Kathryn McMahon
  • “Hungry Daughters of Starving Mothers” by Alyssa Wong
  • “Bristling Skim” by D.A. Xiaolin Spires
  • “A Fool’s Feast” by Anahita Eftekhari
  • “Red, From the Heartwood” by Penny Stirling
  • “A Lie You Give, And Thus I Take” by Damien Angelica Walters
  • “The Carnival Was Eaten, All Except the Clown” by Caroline M. Yoachim
  • “A Fish Tale” by Sabrina Vourvoulias
  • “Strong Meat” by A.R. Henle
  • “Alice Underground” by Rachael Sterling
  • “The Doll’s Eye” by Kathleen Alcalá
  • “The Lily and the Horn” by Catherynne M. Valente
  • “Soul of Soup Bones” by Crystal Lynn Hilbert
  • “Dear Son” by Joyce Chng
  • “A Year Without the Taste of Meat” by Erin Horáková
  • “She Makes the Deep Boil” by Amelia Gorman
  • “I Eat” by H. Pueyo
  • “Who Watches” by Rem Wigmore
  • “And When We Die They Will Consume Us” by Betsy Aoki