Austin Horne

I'm a young creative who strives to write with wit and wisdom. I've been honored to write for The Carolinian, Down Home NC, and SUPERJUMP Magazine.


Written for Down Home NC's Reclaiming Rural while I was an editorial intern.


Written for SUPERJUMP Magazine as a freelance writer.

The Hidden Magic of Doom on PS1

One of my earliest memories is staying up way too late with my Dad. Watching him play Doom in a dark bedroom with the volume down for my sleeping Mom. A CRT screen was our portal into another world, where we crawled through techno-dungeons hunting for keys. Every step forward elevating my terror as I waited for hordes of pinkies to rush us as soon as he touched the holy red keycard. Both of us trying — failing — to contain our fear lest we wake my Mom.