Content Notes

For any readers who wish to modify or modulate their reading based on content, I’m building a list of potentially triggering subject matter in works I publish. This doesn’t take the place of a more robust tagging system—it’s basically just keywords—but at least it’s a centralized FYI.

“5:37”: Some gore, vague description of deaths accidental and curse-based, references to microaggressions and snuff

“Abhorrent Vacuum”: Mortal peril, symptoms of hypoxia

“Always an After”: Death, death of a parent, terminal cancer, memory loss, decomposition

“Changeling”: Sick baby, loss of a child, abduction, abandonment, adoption

“Coffin Bell”: Implied claustrophobia, eventual death

“Digital Pyre”: Existential anxiety related to climate change

“Family Dinner”: Dysfunctional family, disordered eating

“Honey and Apples”: Ecologically degraded existence

“Kill Switch”: Eugenics, unethical genetic manipulation, potential mass murder

“Like Gold Upon Her Tongue”: Eating disorders, body image, body dysmorphia, dieting, medical malpractice, bulimia, pica

“Now and Then and Back Again”: Not-terribly-veiled references to 2016 U.S. politics, musing about a memory wipe that would parallel suicide

“Purple Lizard Skin”: References to physical injuries, suspected child abuse

“Shared Space”: References to sexism and microaggressions; note that the anthology is intentionally mild and includes extensive content notes for individual stories

“Wayfinding”: References to a death in the past, gentrification and neighborhood erasure, the protagonist’s musings about her own mental health