Tamika Wood’s Birthday Party

& Other Stories by Le Kendall

Cupboard Ghost: Content Notes

General Content Notes

This post contains content notes and trigger warnings. If content notes or trigger warnings make you uncomfortable or offend you please feel free to skip it! I wouldn’t want you to unexpectedly encounter content which you’d rather avoid during your leisure time.

It isn’t possible to warn for everything, but I have tried to warn for the most common triggers. You may choose not to read this story, to skip certain chapters, or to choose to read certain chapters when you’re feeling mentally and/or emotionally prepared.

Please keep yourself safe and I apologise if I’ve missed anything that negatively affects you. I want reading my stories to be enjoyable, however I do sometimes include some serious themes along with love and kissing and stuff.

If you know that you have triggers which are uncommon or I may not have anticipated please feel free to ask me so that I can add them to the content notes or give you spoilers to let you know whether or not something does or does not happen.

Some of these notes may include spoilers.


I will include more general notes first before a chapter breakdown which may include “spoilers” for the story.

Drug Addiction and Substance Abuse

Mentions of someone who is an addict. Nothing explicit.

Child Abuse and Neglect

References to past abuse and neglect of children. Nothing that happened recently.

Trans Character

This isn’t a warning. There’s a reason I call these content notes instead of content warnings.

A character who is trans appears in Cupboard Ghost. Sometimes when that happens you might read with your shoulders around your ears waiting for the story to betray the character’s identity (and possibly, by extension, yours).

The character will always be referred to using the correct name and pronouns. Her deadname will never appear. Nobody will ever say anything awful to or about her on the page. You know what those words are. You don’t want to read them. I don’t want to write them down.


Sometimes people have these for reasons. The choice to do so is very important. In this story someone had an abortion a long time ago.

Suicide and Self Harm

Some of the characters in the story have been very sad in a very serious way. Detailed notes for how this impacts the events of the story can be found below. (also everyone is fine, I promise.)

If you are experiencing thoughts of suicide or self harm please keep yourself safe. You can call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or find a crisis line in your country.

Chapter Breakdown

  1. References to past child abuse and neglect, references to addiction
  2. no notes apply
  3. no notes apply
  4. references to abortion
  5. no notes apply
  6. no notes apply
  7. References to suicide (see detailed notes)
  8. References to suicide (see detailed notes)

Detailed Notes

Chapter Seven

In Chapter Six Scott finds an old letter he wrote to Alan Sebastian in Part One of Tamika Wood’s Birthday Party. It was a suicide note. Obviously he’s fine now! Since he’s around to read it. He reads some parts of it aloud (but he doesn’t read any of the parts about wanting not to be alive). Also this chapter is, I think, extremely sweet and funny and it’s the one which has the word ‘penis’ in it.

Chapter Eight

In Chapter Seven we find out that some choices Gillian made in the past were because she worried that Shell might not be able to survive otherwise. There is also a reference to Shell’s father who died by suicide and was found by Shell. Shell’s father died in the 1970s.

If you are experiencing thoughts of suicide or self harm please keep yourself safe. You can call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or find a crisis line in your country.

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