Story the Second · 10:55am
Well! It's been quite a while, hasn't it? Longer than I had intended, in fact, and for that you all have my apologies. Even the loneliest river wends its weary way at last to the sea, though, and the thinnest crescent Moon will wax to fullness in time (full Moon tonight, by the by. I think, odd as it sounds, I'll be trying to tie future story updates to the lunar cycle; the Moon makes a very obvious, regular timekeeper, and unlike the arbitrary days of the week it offers a clear, tangible sense of the passage of time). Before another twenty-four hours have passed, I'll be posting the first chapter of my next story. The promised epilogue to Mendacity will be arriving not long afterwards, by the time the Moon is new, and chapter 2 of this new story will be coming either then or at the next full Moon. As to the story itself...well, I feel I owe y'all something of an apology. I asked, after posting the final chapter of Mendacity, whether you'd prefer me to write a sort-of sequel or a new story with Lovecraftian elements, and most voted sequel. I tried to get something satisfactory down for that, but for now at least the ideas aren't quite flowing as they like, and I'm not sure how to tell the stories I have in mind. So, instead, we'll be exploring the lives of a different set of characters, some time before the beginning of Mendacity--before, in fact, Discord's return to Equestria, though not long before. There won't be any romance this time, but there may be shoggoths, ghouls, and mi-go, and while they're not quite the same thing as True Love I hope they'll prove to be an acceptable substitute.