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Today we have a special guest, author Brian Kirk. Brian writes delightfully dark, unsettling stories. He's had several published in various magazines and anthologies, and his debut novel, We Are Monsters, was released in July. It is a frightening look at the world of mental illness and guaranteed to keep you up at night.

The Monsters Inside Me
My debut novel, We Are Monsters, takes a close look at the world of mental illness. This is not only a subject I find fascinating, it’s an issue I personally face, having dealt with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) all of my life.

Most people associate OCD with repetitively obsessive behavior. People wash their hands ten times before leaving the house, have to flick the light switch fifty times when entering a room, or must make sure the fibers on a rug are all facing north. Otherwise… Well, nothing. It’s a compulsion without any clear impetus. Logically one knows they won’t die if the water doesn’t sound a certain way against the drain.