The Accident Season by Moïra Fowley-Doyle
It’s the accident season, the same time every year. Bones break, skin tears, bruises bloom.
The accident season has been part of seventeen-year-old Cara’s life for as long as she can remember. Towards the end of October, foreshadowed by the deaths of many relatives before them, Cara’s family becomes inexplicably accident-prone. They banish knives to locked drawers, cover sharp table edges with padding, switch off electrical items – but injuries follow wherever they go, and the accident season becomes an ever-growing obsession and fear.
But why are they so cursed? And how can they break free?
Trigger & Content Warnings:
- Ableism & ableist language
- Paedophilia & child sexual abuse
- Parental abandonment & neglect
- Child abuse
- Intimate partner abuse (physical abuse on-page & emotional and verbal abuse)
- Depression (sc)
- Trauma-related amnesia
- Attempted suicide recounted
- Graphic blood depiction and physical injuries
- Grief & loss depiction
- Death of an infant recounted
- Death of a father recounted
- Murder, and attempted murder recounted
- Car accident
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