YA/Adult Read: Crack Stepping
Bad Janey finds a secret in the basement--is the horror she finds below better than her life above with Mother?
Excerpt: "Mother’s hands were like two raw pork chops: moist, flappy, and cold. With one meaty hand she dragged Janey out the back doors of Higgbee Elementary and into the faculty parking lot."
"Crack Stepping" was originally featured in Burrow Press Review's Month of Horror. It's a dark, twisted fable inspired by an equally twisted childhood game: step on a crack, break your mother's back.
My family argues about the ending still. Everyone has their idea of what really happened to Bad Janey. What do you think?