Amber McGlothlin

Amber McGlothlin lives in the Northern Virginia suburbs near Washington D.C. with her husband and four of their combined five children. She is a contributing writer for The Haystack, a blog combining original content with links from around the web. In addition to writing short stories, Amber is currently working on the second draft of her first novel, and enjoys dabbling in poetry from time to time.

Stories by Amber McGlothlin


Illustrated by Naomi McLeod

Lori was panic-stricken, not knowing whether to move or not. The gaping maw inches from her face had sharp tendrils extending from its edges, and dripped with an unidentifiable substance. The creature to which it was attached hadn’t touched her yet, but she was terrified that it was going to. She had been reluctant to move …