I'm not sure what to say about this one. Is it done? It feels done but unsatisfactory. Maybe only because it was so dark and heavy, it felt like it needed a dark and/or heavy ending...and it...did not.
It wasn't until right towards the end that it was brought to my attention that the entire plot is a well-worn trope. Part of me is like, "Oops," part of me is like shrug and part of me is like, "Hopefully it's interesting, dark and/or weird enough that people won't mind and/or notice." I am going to read The Monkey's Paw very soon. I can't believe I'd never read it.
I know what the next story in this series is going to be about. I think I may have started some of it at some point, but I have no idea where that material might live. It was a while ago. I'm going to write it in the first person just to mix things up. I hope I can find the original material, which was far from finished, and I hope it's already in the first person.
I'm going on a short trip where I'll be mostly offline so I need to schedule some posts to keep the streak. I hope I don't screw up the post time (not account for the scheduled post time zone bug) and accidentally break the streak.