What are you afraid of?

*trigger warning: references to death, guns, murder, abuse, police brutality, and violence A boy in a hoodie eating Skittles on the way home gives you the jitters. But the news reports on cold-blooded murders? Those you’ve long been numbed to. Kill the young trans girl- who knows what kind of monster she’ll transform into next?…

Spooky Superstitions

Every culture has their own superstitions when it comes to the supernatural world. Here is a collection of superstitions from our staff!  Whistling at night attracts bad spirits in Khmer culture. In Lao culture, singing/screaming at night attracts bad spirits. Children can see something adults cannot. Having chopsticks stuck upright in a bowl of rice…

Counting

One. The night before my first Halloween at college, Jin Yong passes away. I find out in an email from my professor, and am reminded of another strangely connected week, my sophomore year of high school: we start reading Gabriel García Márquez on a Monday and he dies that Thursday. My first thought, both times…