[ Pride In Horror Month ] – A Personal Essay

Trigger Warning: this post may contain sensitive content for some readers. It’s 2020.  Things are a lot different today than when I was a teenager.  In some respects, it seems we’ve come a long way.  Same sex marriages exist now, for example.  LGBTQIA+ characters are portrayed positively in books, movies and television.  Yet for allContinue reading “[ Pride In Horror Month ] – A Personal Essay”

[Pride In Horror Month] – Becoming: A Short Story

Trigger Warning: This story may contain sensitive content. Becoming The most popular girl in school is braiding my hair in gym class, and I am too nervous to speak. I was sitting on the benches, trying to force my thick curls into a neat ponytail like Miss Kentworth had insisted, when Hannah sat down behindContinue reading “[Pride In Horror Month] – Becoming: A Short Story”

[Pride In Horror Month] – LGBTQ+ and Black Lives Matter Community Art Project Printables

In light of recent events in Late May 2020 and Early June 2020, the DHR team would like to invite our community and friends to join us in a collective art project. The goal of this project is to connect the community through passionate, positive messaging in support of both the Black Lives Matter andContinue reading “[Pride In Horror Month] – LGBTQ+ and Black Lives Matter Community Art Project Printables”

[Pride In Horror Month] – Twin: A Short Story

She is like me. Her eyes are green, her hair is long and unkempt, and her face rounded. She is my twin, and she is like me, but she is not. When I think myself safe, she comes, into my home, into my life. She likes to pretend to be me while I sit trappedContinue reading “[Pride In Horror Month] – Twin: A Short Story”

[Pride In Horror Month] Nina and the Raging Hormone Buffet: A Short Story

“Bye, sweetheart.” Mum kissed me on both cheeks, gripping my shoulders. “Have a good first day. And be careful, Nina. We want to stay here a while, don’t we?” Her words were soft, but the implication was there; don’t mess up, like I had once or twice before. I glanced over her shoulder. Peter, AKAContinue reading “[Pride In Horror Month] Nina and the Raging Hormone Buffet: A Short Story”

[Pride In Horror Month] – Horror Can Heal

One of these days, assuming my senses of focus and organization ever come back from the COVID-19 war, I’d like to create a huge Queer Horror Database. I know there are some great ones for romance–which is what a lot of people, myself included for a long time, immediately and only thought of when thinkingContinue reading “[Pride In Horror Month] – Horror Can Heal”

[ Pride In Horror Month ] – Double Feature: Part 2 of 2 – Interview with Aaron A. Reed, Author of Subcutanean

THE INTRO Isn’t it awesome when you discover a new author of merit? It’s especially satisfying when they’re still unknown, as if you’ve discovered a golden nugget buried in your backyard. Aaron A. Reed – author of the trippy and suspenseful novel, Subcutanean – is one of those golden nuggets. Not only is Subcutanean expertlyContinue reading “[ Pride In Horror Month ] – Double Feature: Part 2 of 2 – Interview with Aaron A. Reed, Author of Subcutanean”

[ Pride In Horror Month ] – Double Feature: Part 1 of 2 – Review of Subcutanean

by Aaron A. Reed It’s not hard to catch a reader’s attention when you say no two copies of your book are alike. Fresh-on-the-scene author Aaron A. Reed shows his game designing background with Subcutanean, a suspenseful novel littered with changing areas of text. This isn’t a CYOA kind of story, mind you – despiteContinue reading “[ Pride In Horror Month ] – Double Feature: Part 1 of 2 – Review of Subcutanean”

[Pride In Horror Month] – Babadook’s Fruity Cake Recipe (Vegan, Gluten Free, and it doesn’t suck!)

Ingredients For the cakes: 2 cups non-dairy milk (about 500ml) 1 TBSP cider vinegar ⅔ cups canola oil (about 175ml) 4 tsp real vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste 4 TBSP Ground Flax Seed 1 ½ cups white sugar (365 gr) ⅔ cup maseca corn flour (NOT cornmeal!) (about 230gr) 2 ½ cups Gluten-Free FlourContinue reading “[Pride In Horror Month] – Babadook’s Fruity Cake Recipe (Vegan, Gluten Free, and it doesn’t suck!)”

[Pride In Horror Month] – Representation Matters

Okay, here’s something important, something I think many people are aware of but just in case you’re not aware of it: representation is important. Our lives are not just made up of one kind of person, but representation doesn’t mean jack shit if it includes shitting on another marginalised class.  Also important to note isContinue reading “[Pride In Horror Month] – Representation Matters”