Interview With Kristi DeMeester

Kristi DeMeester
Kristi DeMeester

Kristi DeMeester lives, loves, and writes dark fiction in Atlanta, Georgia where she serves as the fiction editor for Loose Change Magazine. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Daily Science Fiction, Niteblade, Fear and Trembling, PANK!, and others. Growing up both Southern and Pentecostal, she has witnessed traveling preachers cast out demons. These demons still haunt her writing. Kristi’s story “Like Feather, Like Bone” was published in Issue #17.

Tell us how “Like Feather, Like Bone” came about.
It actually started on Twitter. A friend of mine tweeted “This little girl was under my porch eating a bird,” only she forgot to attach the picture of the cat she found. The gears started turning, and my immediate thought was “What if it was an actual little girl?” From there the story just built itself in one of those rare dreamy moments where I looked down at the computer screen about an hour later to find the story sitting before me.

What is it about “dark” fiction that appeals to you?
The possibility of exploring the things that haunt us. The things that teeter between the supernatural and the manifestations of our own tortured minds have always given me pause. Or maybe it’s just the horror lover in me.

What would you do with an army of the undead?
Take over ALL of the fiction!

What is currently in your cd player/iTunes/Spotify/8 Track?
Ben Harper with Charlie Musselwhite’s Get Up! and the Moonrise Kingdom soundtrack.

What is your favorite Bradbury story/novel?
Hands down “The Veldt.” Every time I read it, I’m thrown into awe of his immense talent and, of course, shivers regarding the implications.

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