American Horror Story broke new ground. It is horror, with a timely message. It also plays with genre. Interesting television. When I was living in Madrid, we streamed it on the computer. Sat down with it in the evenings. A kind of purge.

One of the seasons has a red moon and people playing the part of a horror movie that becomes a horror movie. Meta. They love the meta. Is it still postmodern or just contemporary?

While we were watching the show, on Halloween, we were egged. Twice.

After cleaning the eggs, I wrote the following micofiction, later published in The Green Monk. It is called “American Horror Story.”

“American Horror Story” by Marcus Slease


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