Remember Mood Rings? Back in the 70’s we were entranced with the thermal sensitive stone set in a simple gold or silver ring (most of which turned your finger green). According to the color chart, when worn on the finger, the stone reacted to body temperature and changed color. I remember mine usually being black.
The first thing to understand about dark fiction is what it is and what it isn’t. Dark fiction encompasses much more than just horror. It can be fantasy, science fiction, dystopian, and everything beyond and in between. What it isn’t is in-your-face, trying-to-shock-you fiction. Even when it skews to horror, dark fiction tends to fall