Rusty Fears 4 - The Budding

This week, as part of our fourth Rusty Fears writing competition, we present "The Budding" written by Thekla Kenneison, directed by Hannah Preisinger and performed by Fay Roberts.

Note: this is a piece of stand-alone fiction and not a part of the Magnus canon.

Content warnings:

  • Anxiety & imposter syndrome
  • Body horror
  • Teeth
  • Graphic self-injury
  • Self-recriminations & self-doubt
  • Occasional second-person POV
  • Paranoia
  • Discussions of: injuries & pain, medical issues, self-hatred, blood
  • Mentions of: nightmares
  • SFX: continuous low-pitched & high-pitched drone, throbbing




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