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BARE YOUR NECK, SHOW YOUR TEETH BY V. ASTOR SOLOMON

There will never be a last girl, just like there will never be a last monster to make them. The world breeds monsters, and the monsters breed girls like us, the last ones, the winners.

The final girls.

Many of us laugh at the name, while some shake their heads and others just cry because they are in too much pain to do anything else.

We are never final. There will always be more.



Bare Your Neck, Show Your Teeth is the twenty-first of the announced features in The Needle Drops... Volume One - a visceral piece that breaks new ground on our understanding of 'The Final Girl'. With Short Fiction, we explore the various subgenres of horror in creative and unexpected ways.


This is not a story you know. It's not the story they tell in the media or the one that gets talked over the water cooler while you're at work. This is not the sensationalized take on the girls who survived. This is what really happens, this is what survival actually looks like, all tied up in the body of a girl. That is what we are -- at least most of us -- we are survivors and we do that in whatever way we see fit.


This is not a story you know. It's not the story they tell in the media or the one that gets talked over the water cooler while you're at work. This is not the sensationalized take on the girls who survived. This is what really happens.

V. Astor Solomon is a non-binary, queer, mixed-race, disabled author residing in Kentucky. They are often found writing about dead beings, things that should not be sentient but are, and other strange and possibly deadly creatures. They are also one of those people who can’t pick between cats and dogs, will drink tea, coffee, hot chocolate, and the occasional alcoholic beverage, and is generally a curious magpie more than a person.