Amanda Todd’s tragic suicide couldn’t have come at an eerier time. In continued evidence that fandoms are filled with caring hearts, one of the latest fundraisers is Fandom For Suicide Awareness.
For a minimum donation of $5 to To Write Love On Her Arms, a wonderful organization I support, you will receive an extensive compilation of short stories and fanfiction from a group of talented writers. I myself have contributed a dark mystery short story to the compilation, “The Cruellest Month”. This story will not be available anywhere else to read for a good deal of time, and is inspired in part by the Neil Gaiman short story “October In The Chair”. As an assignment for my students I tutored, I encouraged them to choose a month and tell a fitting story. I chose April.
As someone who survived a suicide attempt and struggled with trauma, this is a cause that is truly important to me. Even if you’re not interested in the entire compilation, $5 is the cost of a Starbucks latte. If you can give more, I encourage you to do so.
To learn more about To Write Love On Her Arms, click here for their site.