Another exciting discovery for me in 2014 was Ray Cluley.
I read his story “Bones of Crow” in Ellen Datlow’s The Best Horror of the Year, Volume 6 and was immediately taken with it. I have long been intrigued by birds – from Poe’s “The Raven” to Hitchcock’s The Birds to a very intense scene in Alan Moore’s Swamp Thing run that has long haunted me. Birds have played a major role in a couple of my own stories as well.
Now, you can add Cluley’s story to my own personal list of bird stories that are scary and disturbing. The final encounter Continue reading