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    The End – Review

    Genre: Horror/Post-Apocalyptic Pairings: N/A Queer Rep: Bisexuality Warnings: Graphic depictions of violence, gore, discussion of self-harm, suicidal ideation [Note: I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.] Synopsis Being a teenager is rough. Being a queer teenager? Moreso. And being a queer teenager during the zombie apocalypse, well… at least it can’t get any worse. Cate’s life takes a cataclysmic turn on her seventeenth birthday. Now living in a world where the dead live and the living have lost their humanity, Cate and her sister struggle to survive. As if suddenly having to acclimate to zombies being a real thing isn’t bad enough, Cate soon discovers…

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    Nightmare Magazine: Queers Destroy Horror – Review

    Nightmare Magazine is a literary magazine dedicated to collecting quality short dark fantasy and horror for its readers. I found the magazine when I happened upon Alyssa Wong’s “Hungry Daughters of Starving Mothers” years ago. Never able to shake its imagery, I re-found the piece, re-read the piece, and bought the entire collection. I would have happily given the 2.99 just for Wong’s story alone; it was an easy price to pay. After reading the rest of the pieces, I can assure everyone it’s a fantastic investment if you’re at all interested in dark fantasy or horror.

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    Fiction Rec: Hungry Daughters of Starving Mothers

    Those of you who follow me on twitter know that a week ago I decided to tear the internet apart in search of a short story I’d read over a year ago. There was a lot of noise and dead ends, but eventually I reached my destination: Hungry Daughters of Starving Mothers by Alyssa Wong. Don’t let the title trick you—this is a short story with heavy paranormal themes and a streak of horror. Even over a year later I was never able to shake the feelings or intrigue it left behind. Not only is the story unique and engaging, but just by reading it I felt I better understood…