Hi Mia, welcome to Horror Scribes.  Please tell us about you and your writing.

Hi Horror Scribes. My name is Mia Brown and I’m from the UK and a huge David Bowie fan. I write dark tales under the name of M W Brown. I have had three short stories published and have another six coming out later this year. My most recent was a twist on the little red riding hood story called Serious Moonlight published in Full Metal Horror. I recently published my debut novel – Portraits in Flesh. It is a psychological thriller with a dash of paranormal thrown in. I’ve already had some great reviews and am so excited to see my story in print.

What in your opinion makes good horror?

For me, it’s the anticipation of the unknown. When something unexpected happens and you don’t know why. Like a creaking floorboard upstairs and all you know that something terrifying has caused it.

How do you feel about flash fiction as a medium for horror?

It can work very well. It can tease the hairs on the back of your neck without having to provide an explanation.

What is your favourite horror short story?

Poe is the master of the short story and there are some amazing Stephen King short stories. Recently I’ve read some great horror anthologies… I just can’t decide on a favourite.

What scares you the most and what is your favourite horror scene/passage/novel?

Faces with no eyes freak me out, like the nurses in Silent Hill. It’s hard to narrow down a favourite. My first real horror novel was ‘Salem’s Lot’, so that one will always hold a special place in my heart.

Please give us a one sentence horror story!

Curiosity drove me back to the place where I had discarded his dead body and as I peered down into the old, dark well, I froze at the sight of his decaying corpse climbing the wall.

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