A woman observes an unnatural change in her sister linked to a chunk of amber that her sister stumbles upon and begins to study.
This story is from Year 8, The Year of Revisitation
I revisit one of the stories I’ve already written, and write a new standalone story connected to or inspired by the existing one through a character, a place, an object, a continuation of events (okay, sequel), and so on.
This story revisits the Year One story entitled “Nocturnal,” in which a couple of agents who typically investigate unusual cases centered around science, must partner with the division of their agency that investigates the supernatural and paranormal. I aimed to the write the “origin story” of that division that investigates the paranormal, and found my aim shifting to focus on one strange incident that might eventually inspire the creation of that division.
[Video Description: Trailer. Duration, 21 seconds. No music. No sound effects. A young woman wearing late nineteenth-century dress sits just left of center before an alcove with three windows bearing ornate snowflake patterns on the top pane. She is looking down at a book in which she is writing. A candle burns at the bottom left. The flame is animated and flickers throughout. A ghostly hand presses against the bottom right pane. The words “Short Story” and “Genre: Mystery” are displayed in front of the image. The words fade and are replaced by the story’s title. The title vanishes. A story quote appears at the bottom. “If natural things like insects could be preserved…Then perhaps things unnatural could be preserved as well.” The story’s tagline appears and fades: “A woman observes an unnatural change in her sister linked to a chunk of amber that her sister stumbles upon and begins to study.” Website URL is displayed at the very bottom throughout.]