Other People’s Kids

A roadside burger joint is transformed into an arena for a pint-sized battle royale, as gangs of sugared-up Children of the Corn Syrup are goaded on by a demonic child whose taste for mayhem knows no bounds. From Monstrous Affections, this tale is part of Stoker Award-winner David Nickle’s collection of short fiction about love in all its horrific proportions.

ChiZine Publications (CZP) curates the best of the bizarre, bringing you the most excitingly weird, subtle, dark, and disturbing literary fiction. Look for more titles in the ChiZine short stories collection to build your digital library.


David Nickle is the author of numerous short stories and several novels, including Eutopia: A Novel of Terrible Optimism, Rasputin’s Bastards, and The ‘Geisters. He lives in Toronto, where he works as a journalist, covering Toronto City Hall for Metroland Media Toronto.

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