Marie O'Regan

Marie O'Regan is an award-nominated writer and editor of horror and dark fantasy.

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Marie O’Regan’s fiction has appeared in many genre magazines and anthologies, including The Mammoth Book of Halloween Stories, Best British Horror 2014 and Great British Horror: Dark Satanic Mills (2017), and her two collections: Mirror Mere and In Times of Want. She has been shortlisted for the British Fantasy Society Award for Best Short Story and Best Anthology. She is co-editor of: Hellbound Hearts, Mammoth Book of Body Horror and A Carnivàle of Horror – Dark Tales from the Fairground, and editor of The Mammoth Book of Ghost Stories by Women, Phantoms, and the forthcoming Exit Wounds, and is Co-Chair of the UK Chapter of the Horror Writers Association.

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Feb 2, 2019 · 7,138 words (26 minutes)

Fantasy Horror

Children walk hand in hand with danger. That's the first thing you have to understand... Brian loves to hear the storyteller at the library. It's a new guy today, one that makes the story come alive in a way only Brian seems to be able to notice. But will he listen?

The Real Me

Dec 3, 2018 · 4,193 words (16 minutes)


A woman obsessed with plastic surgery finds herself wondering what's left that's real in her world.