Soon to be published by Little Ghosts Books – a queer-owned horror bookstore and publisher based in Toronto – Digestion follows the story of a trans male musician and the desperate struggle with vocal dysphoria that leads him to swallow a parasite that gives him a voice of his own.
“It’s a gruesome body horror that shows the desperation and visceral discomfort of what it is like to live in your own skin as a trans person and the lengths one will go to feel any comfort at all,” said LaForme, who graduated from the Writing for Film & Television program at Yorkville affiliate, Toronto Film School, in 2022.
As a first-time published author, LaForme said the experience of working with Little Ghosts to bring Digestion to life on the page was an “astounding” one.
“I loved working with the publisher and seeing my work transform from idea to reality,” he said, noting that he found the call-out for story submissions for the Demons and Death Drops anthology by following Little Ghosts Books on social media.
“It was with the confidence I earned from TFS and my fellow writers that I went for it. I’m so proud of myself for making this first large step in my life as a writer and hope to see many more.”
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