Scarecrow by Alyssa Wong
Tor.com is honored to reprint “Scarecrow,” a horror short story by Alyssa Wong. Originally published in Black Static 42 (September 2014), “Scarecrow” has never before been available to read online. Please enjoy this horrific tale of tragic love and corvid loss. This story contains scenes that some readers may find upsetting.
AUTHOR: Alyssa Wong
PUBLISHER: Originally published in Black Static 42, reprinted by Tor.com
LENGTH: 32 pages
GENRE: Fantasy, Horror
Queer Rep Summary: Gay/Achillean Main Character(s).
Full of terror and longing, SCARECROW is a short story about boys at and after a funeral, slowly twisted by their guilt.
CW for homophobia, cursing, vomit, excrement, sexual content, body horror, suicide (backstory), suicide attempt, murder (backstory), death (backstory).