birchthorn on my mind
Anyway, you'll get to meet her, her greenhouse, and tamed squirrel Shadowtail in the next chapter when the story pot is full again. Right now it needs about $260 to rustle up another chapter, and as I expected, it will take a while to get their! But I thank all of you pitching in a dollar or two and cheering the fiction on.
Raven and I talked a lot about the monster, and what it is or should be. I told her I had a gut feeling about this beast and she had her own guesses about what Birchthorn is. You'll all find out more as the story moves forward, and so will I.