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Trigger Warnings: Coal Gets In Your Veins

Updated: Jun 5

Trigger Warnings

This book includes individual scenes that are fictionalisations of real traumatic events that happened to or around me. Some are mine to tell, some were included by request. This book is a standing monument to things that people have suffered, and as such, please proceed with caution. 

A list of these side scenes and their specific triggers can be found on my below the main this on this page, as well as in the appendix at the back of this book. 




Sexual content

Domestic abuse and sexual assault from a spouse

Implied sexual assault involving a minor (off page) 

Homophobic slurs

Emotional abuse

Grief and depression around loss of loved ones

Firearm use

Recreational alcohol, smoking, and drug use

Death of a wild animal

The evils of being a vampire

Blood and gore

Descriptive scenes of biting and blood drinking, including in sexual scenarios


Fire, burns, and burning buildings 

Mention of past murders


Don’t forget to hydrate.

Just…make sure the water doesn’t have any coal in it, okay?

Chapter-Specific Town PoV Triggers :


Chapter 2: Poverty

Chapter 3: Xenophobia (in passing), homophobia (including slurs), closeted queer teen

Chapter 4: Poverty

Chapter 5: Parental abandonment

Chapter 6: Alluding to deaths

Chapter 8: Setting fires, burning down structures, arson, neglect

Chapter 10: House burning down, family tragedy

Chapter 11: Childhood abuse by family member

Chapter 12: Closeted trans teen dealing with identity in a seemingly hopeless situation 

Chapter 13: Death of a loved one off page

Chapter 14: Off-page sexual abuse of a child 

Chapter 15: Mention of death by drowning.

Chapter 16; Grieving an adult son. 

Chapter 18: Thoughts of generational trauma

Chapter 22: Alcoholism, depression, murder

Chapter 30: Threats, non-lethal gun violence

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