The woman meets her in-laws, and the mother-in-law seems crazy at first. Then the mother-in-law slowly shows the girl that the two guys, the husband and father-in-law, are monsters or aliens or something. They go out into the woods and find...I think it was a nest? or something like that.

They go back to the in-law's house. It doesn't end happily.

That's all I remember. It was a sad creepy story and I really want to read it again.

  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Skye's father and husbands are monsters..
    – user931
    Mar 31, 2015 at 4:09
  • No, sorry, it's not Agents of SHIELD. It was an old short story.
    – smated
    Mar 31, 2015 at 6:22
  • Can you give us any idea how old "old" is?
    – Mr Lister
    Mar 31, 2015 at 10:03
  • @Mr Lister Late 90s, it's not that old apparently! Will Feldman found it and linked to the full text below.
    – smated
    Apr 8, 2015 at 6:30

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Maybe The Sloan Men, by David Nickle? The full text is here. I haven't read it, but I did see the episode of The Hunger television series adapted from it in 1997. In the adaptation, the husband and father-in-law can wield some sort of mind-control over their wives, forcing them to do things that shock and alienate their families without realizing anything is out of the ordinary.

  • This is the one! Thanks for finding it!
    – smated
    Apr 8, 2015 at 6:13

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