Fracture by Mercedes M Yardley Wins Bram Stoker Award

June 17, 2023

Weird Little Worlds is experiencing the immense joy that comes from pride tonight. We’re thrilled to announce that Mercedes M. Yardley has won the prestigious 2022 Bram Stoker Award® in Best Short Fiction!

Her story, “Fracture,” appears in the 2022 anthology Mother: Tales of Love and Terror published by Weird Little Worlds Press. It is a story about the vulnerable fragility and the sense of protection that mothers have over their children. Because let’s face it, motherhood is scary no matter how you look at it.

You can read more about what inspired this amazing story in her Mothers of the Round Table interview. 

Mercedes has also been recognized in past years for the following awards:

Mercedes M. Yardley is a dark fantasist who wears poisonous flowers in her hair. She is the author of Beautiful Sorrows, Darling, Pretty Little Dead Girls, and Detritus in Love.

Don’t miss this amazing story, “Fracture,” in Mother: Tales of Love and Terror. We invite you to enjoy reading “Fracture” free on our blog.

We’re also thrilled that Mercedes will once again be contributing her amazing talent to our next anthology Playlist of the Damned. Look for great things to come soon!

Well done, Mercedes!

Fracture by Mercedes M. Yardley - Mother: Tales of Love and Terror

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