Witches and Cornfields

Trigger Warnings: Suicide Mention, discussions of child abuse, murder, and excessive violence

Summary: Following the events of Photographs, the young witch Veronika launches into an investigation related to the head of the cult responsible for the abuse she suffered as a child. To do this, she must leave Arkham and explore the strange rural community of Kerryville.

Author’s Note: Apologies for the delay in this story. This was a tale that was particularly close to my heart as some of my very own psychological issues mirror that of Veronika’s. A lot of us can be familiar with the emotions of loss and waywardness, particularly after coming to grips with personal trauma. We feel dead inside and become unsure of when or how to pick up the pieces. It was difficult finding out how to bring this story to a satisfying close without resolving some of these issues for our protagonist. I knew it would be wrong for her to suddenly have some revelation and then everything would be okay again, as much as I would like for that to happen. It’d be insulting to myself and everyone else who’s had to try and put their life back together.

As always, I hope you enjoy the characters and the expanded mythology. My deep fondness for Twin Peaks worked its way into this piece in more than one area and I’m quite pleased with how it turned out. Thank you for your continued support.