When Other People Saw Us, They Saw the Dead

Lauren T. Davila

Illustrated by Martinez, Mina

Haunt Publishing



ISBN: 9781916234765


Publication date: 5 May 2022

Rights: UK & Commonwealth



A faceless man stalks a woman’s nightmares in Hollywood. A Kanontsistóntie is summoned to seek revenge in a monastery. A move from the projects to Manhattan leads to ominous shadows closing in. Two sisters discover a secret room in their farm, unearthing a sinister power.

When Other People Saw Us, They Saw the Dead is an anthology of dark, unsettling writing from some of the most exciting contemporary BIPOC writers. Blending Gothic, horror, folklore, fantasy and fairy-tale, these eerie short stories will disturb, move and humour you. Death is ever-present in the pages of They Saw the Dead, blending with notions of home, memory, grief and belonging, as well as gentrification, white supremacy and colonisation.

Lauren T. Davila

Lauren T. Davila is a Pushcart-nominated Latina writer currently pursuing her Ph.D. in English at Claremont Graduate Universityin California, USA. She holds an MFA in Fiction Writing from George Mason University and dual BAs in English and Creative Writing from Pepperdine University. After completing her studies, she plans to teach at the collegiate level while publishing poetry and fiction.

Her writing has appeared online in Granada Magazine, The Paragon Journal, Ghost Heart Literary Magazine, Peach Velvet Mag, Voyage Journal, Second Chance Magazine, Headcanon Magazine, In Parentheses, and Poets Reading the News, and in print anthology, Hireath. She is editing multiple short story anthologies.

She lives in Los Angeles where you can find her writing in coffee shops and swimming.