Things Have Gotten Worse Since We Last Spoke by Eric Larocca is a novella that sinks in its claws and doesn't let go.
What would you do for a stranger on the internet that you've never met? This piece explores sadomasochism, loneliness, and a desperation to belong and to own. Loneliness and the macabre shines brightly in Agnes, who shares freely her experiences and memories, but Zoe remains obscured, both controlling and controlled in what little she reveals of herself. Both women go to extreme lengths in their exploration of their power dynamic which can only lead to tragedy.
Fans of horror and gore will love this novella. I found it to be both gross and engrossing and certain scenes will be hard to shake. Nonetheless, I recommend this story to anyone with a strong stomach and a love for strange love stories.