Interview: Kírk Barrett

Kírk Barrett’s “A Bedtime Story” appears in the Summer 2009 fiction issue of Innsmouth Free Press. Kírk  recently moved to the coast of North Carolina.  His fiction took 3rd place in the 2008 Writer’s Digest Short-Short Story Contest, and he currently has a Southern Gothic novel submitted to several agents and publishers.  He is a chief interrogator at a kitty Gitmo prison where he specializes in the stretching-purred stress
position.  His website is awaiting a long-overdue update, so until …

IFPInterview: Kírk Barrett

A Bedtime Story

by Kírk Barrett

She fingers the voodoo doll and looks past me out the window. Ocean waves rise and fall in the listless light of evening. Autumn breezes taste of salt and anticipation. I don’t often have guests, but it’s not unheard-of for devoted fans to find my beach-front alcove far from any other house along the shore. They come to meet the reclusive author who writes weird and disturbing stories of other worlds so closely resembling our own.

“They’re …

IFPA Bedtime Story