The Ladies of Horror
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The New Medusa
by Leah McNaughton Lederman
The time had come for the new creation. The sisters were owed an heir since the hero Perseus, crafty and impervious to the concrete stare, had slain their queen.
They gathered together and planned, across the centuries, for new blood. Lab coats replaced togas and ceremonial plates became petri dishes. The new millennium came and with it, at long last, the blood that bred snakes.
Their time had come. Soon, they would rule it all. The world, a jungle of statues.
Fiction © Copyright Leah McNaughton Lederman
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More about Leah McNaughton Lederman:
Leah McNaughton Lederman is a freelance writer and editor from the Indianapolis area, where she lives with her husband, their two sons, two cats, and puppy. Since obtaining her Master’s degree in English Literature from the University of Toledo in 2009, she’s busied herself with writing, editing, parenting, and teaching (though not always in that order). She started her own parenting column in The Toledo Free Press, and has had her short stories published by Bloodlotus Online Literary Journal, The Indianapolis indie magazine Snacks, and in Scout Media’s anthology A Matter of Words. Her most recent work will be released by Indie Authors’ Press in Issues of Tomorrow. Several other pieces are awaiting rejection. As an editor, she’s worked on dozens of indie comic scripts and has been featured on the comics news sites “Creator Owned Expo,” “The Outhousers,” and the podcast “Comics Pros and Cons.” In addition to her work in comics with writers like Dirk Manning, Howie Noel, Bob Salley, and Kasey Pierce, Leah has edited short story collections, children’s books, dissertations, and several novels.