Scarecrow by Alyssa Wong 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.

TITLE: Scarecrow
AUTHOR: Alyssa Wong
PUBLISHER: Originally published in Black Static 42, reprinted by
YEAR: 2014
LENGTH: 32 pages
AGE: Adult
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).

Link to Full Text (free online)

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A crow perched on a thin branch, viewed from below against a white background.


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