“Skiddle” by Gabino Iglesias

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Susan has been terrified of clowns for no reason since she was a small child. Her fear irritated her parents; her friends were cruel about it. Eventually, her drunken ex-husband had publicly humiliated her over the issue. Now, her five-year-old daughter is determined to have a clown at her birthday party. Just picturing the horrifying individual sends Susan into tears, but she is a grown woman. It is time to get over her terror for her daughter. With shaking hands, she calls Skiddle the clown.


Skiddle

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About the Author
Gabino Iglesias is an author and professional book reviewer living in Austin, TX. He is the author of GUTMOUTH, HUNGRY DARKNESS, and ZERO SAINTS. His reviews have appeared in Electric Literature, The Rumpus, Entropy, HorrorTalk, Mosaic Magazine, Marginalia, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, and many other print and online venues. His latest novel, ZERO SAINTS, was optioned for film, nominated for the Wonderland Book Award, and will be translated and published in Spain in 2017.
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