Katy of Clay
by U.L. Harper
Published: August 20, 2021
CW: Repeated suicide/s and violent murder, Drug use, Repetitive self-harm, Child injury, Realistic violence
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Sometimes, to truly live, you need to die a little.
Katy’s father claims he created her out of special clay, literally with his hands. Adding that she will soon slip into another world because of it does not make his assertion any less farfetched, not even to a highly creative art student such as her. Nevertheless, she suddenly finds herself in that other world with nothing more than skills as an artist and her father’s insistence she travel across this incredible landscape to an old family refuge.
Not long into the journey, she discovers the inhabitants are fleshy ghosts forced to perpetually relive murder and suicide. It is in this violent environment where she comes to terms with an unusual benefit of her artistic talent—with it, she can free ghosts from their deaths.
In this reality bending tale of magical realism and horror, Katy will learn answers to questions she has never been brave enough to ponder, all while traveling through a bizarre world with only a sketchbook and pen to defend herself.
U.L. Harper writes literary fiction that teeters on the edge of fantasy, magical realism, and horror.
Originally from Long Beach, California, he now makes his home in Tacoma, Washington, with his wife and daughter.
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3 Replies to “Spotlight: Katy of Clay, by U.L. Harper”
What a great cover! Horror isn’t my genre of choice, but it looks worth looking further into.