Dark and Speculative

Speculative fiction includes genres such as horror, sci-fi and fantasy. Basically, it is any fiction that  includes elements derived from the author’s imagination, rather than those based on reality. This means speculative stories include characters you won’t find in your every day life and technology not yet invented.

But the Dolls aren’t about your run-of-the-mill speculative fiction. We prefer stories that push the already tenuous boundaries of these genres. It’s dark, it’s provocative, it’s thrilling, and often, it doesn’t quite fit under the mainstream banners typically reserved for this genre.

However, it’s important to note that we really like our horror. This vast genre is full of many subcategories, but all of these share one goal: provoking a response in the reader. This response may be physical, as in cringing from the words written on the page, emotional, as in terrorizing or disgusting the reader, or psychological, as in keeping you up all night or making you close your laptop just in case your stalker hacked your webcam. Authors of horror strive to frighten or disgust readers with shocking stories, dark atmospheres, or violent imagery.

Horror is often supernatural in theme, like other speculative fiction, but fans of this genre know that sometimes the most frightening things are found in real life.