Here it is, the first Stand-Alone installment in the Terrorwood collection: Animals of Our Own.
I am so, so excited to release this story. This character has been knocking around in my head for a long time, and it was a huge relief to finally put her down on paper.
Click here if you want to go straight to the story, if you want to read this post in its entirety first then there will be another link at the bottom!
*Note: Though I have already released the first installment of Terrorwood, due to a computer/formatting mistake on my end you may not have heard about it. Click here to read the blog post announcing the first installment, or click here to go straight to the first story, and I apologize for any confusion this may have caused!
What is Animals of Our Own?
Animals of Our Own is a Stand-Alone installment of Terrorwood, and a story that I greatly enjoyed writing. I like writing weirder stories, and this one definitely falls further along the weird spectrum than FeverDreamLand does.
Mini Synopsis: Animals of our Own tells the story of a young woman and her imaginary friend… But is he really so imaginary? (dun dun duuuuuun!)
The concept of imaginary friends has always fascinated me, especially since I never had one as a child. I would try to imagine someone or something as my companion, but would get stuck on how inherently unreal the whole exercise was. I’d rather create an entire world to explore in my head than make up a friend to accompany me in a life that I find boring. Still, I feel as though I missed out on a childhood milestone, so I like incorporating imaginary friends into stories when I can.
When is the next installment of Terrorwood going to be released?
April 8th, if we’re sticking with the whole new-installment-every-two-weeks thing. I’m going to try and add a little calendar widget to this site’s sidebar so y’all can keep track of what I am supposed to be releasing when and, more importantly, to keep myself at least somewhat accountable.
Anything else we need to know?
I will defend Oxford commas until the day I am dead, deceased, and departed.
That’s all! Click here to read Animals of Our Own, and here’s a picture of my dear bunny Frankenstein being adorable.