Emma Osborne

Emma Osborne writes horror and fantasy short stories and interactive fiction.

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Emma Osborne is a queer fiction writer and poet from Melbourne, Australia. Emma's writing has appeared in Uncanny Magazine, Nightmare Magazine, Shock Totem: Tales of the Macabre and Twisted, Apex Magazine, Queers Destroy Science Fiction, Pseudopod, the Review of Australian Fiction, the Year's Best Australian Fantasy and Horror and GlitterShip. Emma is a graduate of the 2016 Clarion West Writers Workshop (Team Arsenic forever!) and is a former first reader at Clarkesworld Magazine. Emma currently lives in Melbourne, drinking all of the coffee and eating all of the food, but has a giant crush on Seattle and turns up under the shadow of the mountain at every opportunity.

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The Box Wife

Published Jul 24, 2019 · 2,549 words (10 minutes) · 498 views

Fantasy Horror survival dark fantasy

If you run your hands over me you’ll be pulling splinters from your palms for days. I am in a room bare and dark.