Another unusual post, but par for the course, ain’t it?
I’m not planning to commit to any schedule for this week yet as personal work’s stacking up, so in the meantime I’ve just been organising what I can—I might put up another “art” showcase on the weekend though, those are quite fun to put together!
So, one thing I’m excited to announce: I’m now writing another short story!
It’s tackling one of the heaviest subjects I’ve worked on so far, but I personally love trying to tell realistic struggles and conflicts through surreal settings and moments.
So as with my short stories, this one will have our surface level story, and then a proper background to what it all means! And unlike before, I wanna write about that this time too, after it’s posted of course~
For a brief synopsis:
In the middle of the village of Okagawa, a large oak tree stands, appearing old enough to have known the locals’ ancestors, yet recent enough that it did not exist the week prior. Its age seems concentrated in one, long branch, which sways and droops as if something were tied to it.
On weekends, the children of the town congregate upon the tree, claiming to speak with a friendly spirit inside of it by calling for the “child of light”.
Intrigued by this tree and this behaviour, a mysterious woman from the metro, Mitsuko, tests out the legend for herself.
Yet what she sees and experiences after communicating with the evergreen ultimately come as no surprise to her.
It honestly doesn’t capture the true story all too well, but at that point, I would probably have to plaster this whole post with trigger warnings…
That aside though, I’m also planning to turn this story into a short comic of sorts in collaboration with a friend of mine, so stay tuned for when that comes~!
Hope to see you when I come back again, and ‘til then, keep the love going!