Webster defines "obsession" as an "a persistent disturbing abnormal preoccupation with an often unreasonable idea or feeling."
Obsessions sometimes include a hobby or collection that has gotten out of hand. Other times an obsession can drive a person to invent something new, cure a disease or attempt to right a great wrong. And at other times, obsessing can send a person down a dark and disturbing path.
Obsessions can be healthy; can be born out of love and the desire to protect. They can stem from a need to fix something that is broken or replace something that is missing. But they can also be pervasive and disgusting, unhealthy and bizarre. They can be mild or quaint and eclectic, or they can be all-consuming and life altering.
These authors tackle the subject with all original genre-bending fiction:
Ezekiel James Boston Stephen Couch Joe Cron Leah Cutter Dayle Dermatis Robert Jeschonek Kari Kilgore Michael Kingswood Kate Pavelle Annie Reed Kristine Kathryn Rusch Leigh Saunders Rebecca M. Senese Dean Wesley Smith David Stier Julie Strauss
Stories curated by Mark Leslie, editor of Campus Chills, North of Infinity II, Tesseracts Sixteen: Parnassus Unbound and multiple volumes in the Fiction River anthology series. Foreword by New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Kristine Kathryn Rusch.