Posts by Warren Benedetto

Warren Benedetto writes short fiction about horrible people doing horrible things. His stories can be found in anthologies from Scare Street, Black Hare Press, and Eerie River Publishing, in publications such as Dark Matter Magazine and 365Tomorrows, and on podcasts such as Tales to Terrify and The Creepy Podcast. He studied Evolutionary Biology at Cornell University, and has a Master's degree in Film/TV Writing from the University of Southern California. When he's not writing, he works as Director of Global Product Strategy at PlayStation, where he holds 20+ patents for various types of gaming technology. He is also the developer of StayFocusd, the world's most popular anti-procrastination app for writers. He built it while procrastinating. For more information, visit www.warrenbenedetto.com and follow @warrenbenedetto on Twitter.

Listen to “Something’s Wrong With Mom” on the Tales to Terrify podcast

Something’s Wrong With Mom, my short horror parable about addiction and depression, has been published by the Tales to Terrify podcast. The story starts around the 6:45 mark and runs about 15 minutes. It’s one of my personal favorites that I’ve written, and Tales to Terrify did an amazing job with it.

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2021 Awards Eligibility and Year in Review

2021 was a crazy productive year for me, writing-wise. In my first full year as a short story author, I published over 20 short stories, as well as a dozen drabbles and a half-dozen podcast audio dramas.

If you’re nominating for any of the major horror, sci-fi, or other awards out there (Hugo, Nebula, Stoker, Astounding, etc.), please consider giving some of these stories a read.

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“Blame” accepted by The Dread Machine

My short techno-horror story Blame has been accepted by The Dread Machine. It’s a “found footage” horror story about a strange incident at a technology company, told through a mixture of emails, chat logs, terminal commands, git commits, computer code, audio transcripts, Reddit threads, JIRA tickets, door entry logs … even a Walmart receipt. I can’t think of a better home for it than The Dread Machine.