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Karen D. Best

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Karen Best received her BA and MFA from the University of Central Florida. Early exposure to the paranormal, mythology, fairy tales and Edgar Allen Poe has left her with an abiding interest in dark stories. Her work has appeared in Our Stories and Filament Magazine. Karen has worked as a leather shop girl, bookseller, librarian and writing instructor. She can usually be seen dressed entirely in black. Karen blogs on Gothic aesthetics at lashesandstars.wordpress.com and tweets at @Karen_Best. Her Website is karendbest.com.

She lives in Florida with her husband and cats.

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“No one knew where they came from, or even how many
there were. Could have just been a gang of waifish runaways,
except they all told the same story. A wicked stepmother, a
magic mirror. They were terrified of apples. It was not clear
what name would be used to refer to them. Some people liked
Snows and some liked Grimm Girls and those of a literary
bent used Märchen Mädchen, the story girls.”
Karen D. Best, A Floating World

“Alchemy is the name of this temple of images. Here a towering wall of video flashes glamorous vamps and alien androgynes over the heads of the crowd; the black cupid’s bow of Louise Brooks’ lips, the arch of David Bowie’s eyebrow, the Art Deco planes of Fritz Lang’s subversive female android. The demigods of the modern world, as glimpsed through shattered glass. She comes because she wants to believe in magic. Not the bunny-out-of-a-hat kind; the Alistair Crowley kind. This is a ritual.”
Karen D. Best, A Floating World

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