I originally wrote An Arrow in the Side of in 2009, and I've tinkered with it to bring it up to date. It's a little fantasy story about love and purpose and it was inspired by, and named for, this song. An Arrow in the Side of Her vases were filled with peacock feathers, pink … Continue reading An Arrow in the Side of
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I love to be scared. I've spent much of my time scouring books and websites for stories that I hope will keep me up at night (and then feeling sorry for myself when I'm too frightened to sleep). Here are my three absolute favourite short stories and novellas that you can read for free online. … Continue reading My Favourite Scary Stories You Can Read Online
CW: discussion about stories involving abusive relationships, rape, incest, violence, & underage sex. Zillah is an exceptionally cool person and one of my very best friends. We've spent a number of years bonding over good books, terrible films, and being kind of bad at being vegan (we try, but sometimes it's hard). One of their … Continue reading Three Books a Harry Potter Fanfic Writer Says You Should Read
Originally published in This Dark Matter, February 2015 cw: descriptions of gore, sexual assault, and incest She looked up. Thick glasses, big flowery headband, lips painted black. It was a stupid style – childish – but she made it work, somehow. It wouldn’t have on me, although God knows that had nothing to do with … Continue reading Spring Forever
Adapted from Dirge Magazine, August 2017 cw: discussion of transphobia and horror tropes The central struggle of most horror films is in strong but vulnerable people fighting for their lives and facing off against malevolent forces that want to kill them. This is also basically the transgender manifesto – so why aren’t there more trans … Continue reading Haunted but not Alone: A Trans Take on the Horror Industry