Nicole Degennaro, what scares you?

Nicole Degennaro, what scares you?
Like most people, I have fears that range from the mundane to the irrational. Instead of picking one or providing a list, I wanted to figure out the common link between them, and I think I have. What scares me is my own imagination. That is what transforms those bumps in the night into monsters or killers, what morphs something like climbing a tall ladder into a terrifying life-or-death situation. My imagination can’t let the “What ifs” go, and although I appreciate that when it comes to my writing, I don’t enjoy it as much when I’m trying to fall asleep or change a light bulb.


NICOLE DEGENNARO currently works as a copy editor for a science publisher and lives in the Hudson Valley area of New York. Although she studied journalism at Purchase College, her heart has always belonged to fiction writing. Her short story Home Coming will appear in the upcoming anthology Scared Spitless from Silly Tree Anthologies, due out in October. You can learn more about Nicole at her blog:

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Cynthia Pelayo

Cynthia (cina) Pelayo is the author of short story collection Loteria and the young adult horror novel Santa Muerte published by Post Mortem Press. Her short stories and poems have appeared in DM, Weird Year, Flashes in the Dark, SNM Horror Magazine, Seedpod, Static Movement, and more. Pelayo is the Publisher/Gravedigger of Burial Day Books and is a member of the Horror Writers Association. She is currently at work on two novels and a series of short stories and poems. You can find her on Twitter at @cinapelayo or at