On September 7th the recordings and written versions of the Wicked Women Writers Challenge were released via the host HorrorAddicts.net. This year’s challenge to the ladies was “How Will You Survive?” and the Norns gave each of the brave women who tossed their pens into the ring 4 things they had to incorporate into their tales: an apocalyptic disaster, a location, a helpful item and a disability.
If you’d like to listen to the podcast which contains all thirteen of the stories, you can find it here.
If you’s also like to read the stories, you can find them here.
I’m pleased to present short interviews with the Wicked Women during the voting period. First up is Chantal Boudreau who wrote ‘A Wing and A Prayer’ for this year’s challenge!
I’m a masochist at heart and a sucker for chaos – what can I say?
Out of the 4 criteria you were given, what did you think would be the hardest to work into your creation?
The rubber tubing – but the cruel streak in me won out and it proved to be a handy weapon.
If you had to choose a Wicked Woman to vote for this year, who would you choose?
All of them – seriously, I haven’t made my mind up yet. I’ll vote when I do.
What would like listeners and readers to take away from your story?
I don’t like the fact that women are often portrayed as screaming, cowering victims in horror/thriller tales. Some of us out there are tough cookies willing to spit in the face of disaster. The question was “How Will You Survive?” so I wrote in a survivor rather than a victim.