Take a look at the short story “The Monsters of Heaven” by Nathan Ballingrud, from his upcoming collection North American Lake Monsters (we have a review for it here!) out on July 16 from Small Beer Press:
These are love stories. And also monster stories. Sometimes these are monsters in their traditional guises, sometimes they wear the faces of parents, lovers, or ourselves. The often working-class people in these stories are driven to extremes by love. Sometimes, they are ruined; sometimes redeemed. All are faced with the loneliest corners of themselves and strive to find an escape.