Growing Concerns is the very ﬁrst collection of its kind. In pop-culture, movies like “Little Shop of Horrors” and “Attack of the Killer Tomatoes” are quite well-known, but few tales in ﬁction have tapped into the latent fear of our botanical neighbors. With less than ten plant-themed stories well-known enough to be found in English (in the history of printing and web-archiving), Growing Concerns breaks new ground in the horror genre by collecting, for the ﬁrst time ever, eighteen tales devoted to exploring the subject!
Disaster sprouts from the smallest seed.
Prepare yourself for a new breed of horror. Cultivated by the house that brought you Charlie D. La Marr’s circuspunk collection Bumping Noses and Cherry Pie and the H.G. Wells-inspired anthology We Walk Invisible comes Growing Concerns, the first fully-realized collection of eco-horror short fiction ever. Including over a dozen authors, such as the talented Luke Murphy, Ken Goldman, N J Magas, and Donna A. Leahey, Chupa Cabra House is happy to present to you a garden of tricks, corruption, and murder.
Lakes. Cemeteries. Labs. Greenhouses. Front lawns and backyards. Plants surround us, and from their roots, branches, and seeds come the most visceral and horrific stories of all. These nightmares are sentient. They’re haunted. They’re tired, and done suffering a population that could not survive without them. From the most gorgeous of flowers to the smallest of fungi, Growing Concerns sheds light on the last psychological terror of the human race: Mother Earth in rebellion.