Cheryl Anne Gardner is a hopeless dark romantic, lives in a haunted house, and often channels the spirits of Poe, Kafka, and de Sade. She prefers novellas and flash fiction to writing bios because she always seems to forget what point of view she is in. When she isn’t writing, she likes to chase marbles on a glass floor, eat lint, play with sharp objects, and make taxidermy dioramas with dead flies. Her writing has been described as "beautifully grotesque," her characters "deliciously disturbed." Her short fiction has been published in dozens of journals including Dustbin, Hobo Pancakes, Carnage Conservatory, Pure Slush, Negative Suck, Danse Macabre, and at The Molotov Cocktail among others. She lives with her husband on the East Coast USA, and she is currently the head fiction editor at Apocrypha and Abstractions Literary Journal. You can find her at
I write to keep my hands clean.
I've always been captivated by the Gothic and Dark Romantic stylings of Poe, Lovecraft, Kafka, and de Sade. My passion for the macabre manifests itself throughout my own work to this day.
Thanks Emily, filthy dirty dark creepy ... and weird.
Hey Miss Cheryl, glad you've climbed out of the woodwork to join the nutters on Fnaut, glad I'm not the only creepy one anymore :)
I'm so happy you liked chairs and mirrors! Thanks, Cheryl.
Cheryl, good to have you here!
Thanks Jeff. I was able to get in contact with that writer I spoke of. I like it when a plan comes together.
Very glad you are here :)
Thanks to the both of you. You can blame Jeff Callico for my being here. He sent me the invite.
Welcome. Been following your posts in Writers and looking forward to working with you.
Welcome to Fictionaut, Cheryl Anne! So GREAT to see you here!