Sarah Connel grew up the child of the woods, spending more time under the boughs than in her bedroom, more comfortable with the cryptids that live there than the creature her father became when drunk. But when Sarah leaves her small hometown for a major city, the forest makes desperate attempts to lure her home. After her parents' deaths, she finds herself once again wandering the overgrown paths, confronting the darkness she has been running from her whole life.
A psychological horror short story about identity, abuse, and recovery.
Ami Halloran is a pen name of Dax Murray. You can find more at https://www.daxaeterna.ink