Scarecrow by Alyssa Wong

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).

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


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