[UPDATE] I spoke to Nathan Rosen of Micro Horror. While he doesn’t know exactly how long it will be before the site is back up and running, he’s working on rebooting it and bringing everyone’s favorite home for short short fiction back to life. For fans and contributors, just keep checking the site and watching for the (eventual) resurrection.
So, I decided to take a stroll down memory lane and visit microhorror, formerly the leading source in short-short horror fiction in 666 words or less. I’d been published there a few times and, while the site announced several months ago that they would be closing, they intended to keep the files up and available for readers as long as possible. So imagine my surprise when I pull up the website and found this:
What does it mean? Is it a nod to the spirit of the website, to the dream of creating strange, macabre pieces to entertain and chill in under a thousand words? Is it a tombstone, an epitaph paying tribute to fans and authors alike who loved the website? Or could it possibly mean that they are working on resurrecting the website in the not too distant future? For a site that closed down because it couldn’t pay the bills, keeping the address up just for this bad ass teaser seems a little unrealistic. I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed as I see what, if anything, that I can find out.
I’ll update as soon as I find out anything.