Chapter 26: Penumbral Whispers

CWs: unreality, suicide attempt trauma, mental illness/PTSD (SO MUCH), paranoia, drug discussion, closet anxiety/internalized homophobia The beliefs of the Southlanders are as varied as their tongues, but one sticks out to me in particular; that of ‘prophets’ or ‘seers’, who would speak of things that had passed, things unknown, or things yet to be; the … Continue reading Chapter 26: Penumbral Whispers

Chapter 25: Poppy and Peridot

CWs: drug use + related confrontation, self-harm (Bloodwork), casual racism, captivity(?), suicide attempt referenced, fantasy discrimination BLACK GUARD: FACT OR FICTION? The mystery prevails! Did Forrath’s special paramilitary force ever really exist? Tune in after these messages for an inside scoop with our very own Mick Abrams — where we’ll dig into the urban legend, … Continue reading Chapter 25: Poppy and Peridot

Chapter 24: Melting Point

CWs: opioid and stimulant drug use (+discussion of), guns, implied human trafficking, subtle/microaggressive racism, racial profiling, self-harm scars And bitter waes the breath and braying on Brunhilde’s soul Whyn all she had waes lost or loathed or reveled as common cole her crowne she’d kep for good or ill, no kept courtisane she’d be so … Continue reading Chapter 24: Melting Point

Chapter 23: The Quiet Oak

CWs: bullying, exclusion trauma, loneliness I’ll admit — the first time I saw the kid, I got a bit nervous. Not because of the albino thing. I’ve met albino kids before, you know? It’s a medical condition, not that you’d think that with how some people go on about it. It’s that, well, you expect … Continue reading Chapter 23: The Quiet Oak

Chapter 22: A Note of Concern

CWs: hyperdevotion/cultlike thought patterns, kidnapping, threatened murder ABRAMS: How does it feel, being an adult?COBEN GARROW: Oh, um, I’m not sure. I haven’t been one for very long yet.ABRAMS: [laughs] That’s fair! I’m sure the tabloids have been on you about betrothals and engagements already.GARROW: Yes, although I’m afraid to say that’s still a ways … Continue reading Chapter 22: A Note of Concern