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Cavern of the Writhing floor is a Body Horror story with a protagonist found in Kelsie Copper as she traverses a dangerous Fantasy world with monstrosities of all kinds, whether they be part of the natural world, human society, or demonic in origin.
Body Horror is a sub-genre that is devoted to exploring fear through the mutability of the human body. It's a genre that shows how our death isn’t the only danger, but our corporeal form being twisted and warped against our will as we suffer the pain and disgrace of becoming something other than what we were.
It was through this lens Cavern of the Writhing Floor was written. Having the protagonist discover, investigate, and face an enemy that perverts our body's natural processes for their needs and desires.
What I wanted for the fantasy world of Tässonaia is what I want for each of the worlds my stories take place in, and that’s for it to hold a level of realism and history that the reader can immerse themselves into. There is more behind the story than a villain or creature having a laugh at the expense of their victims. Events led to this happening, decisions were made, and the motives behind them matter to those committing them.
Kelsie Copper isn't a new character, nor is this her first story. It's not even her fifth or sixth story. These previous stories for her have been the longest-running series I've ever written, but since most of them were released so many years ago, starting in 2011, I'm hesitant to rerelease them. My approach to storytelling has changed multiple times over the years, and significantly since I'd written them.
Not wanting to be held back by the previous world and history I'd written before, I decided to reboot her. I started by creating the new world with its unique qualities before setting Kelsie Copper down into it. Then I decided what I wanted to keep from the old stories versus what I felt would be better to redevelop.
What has remained the same is her adventurous spirit. She knows she has strengths far greater than the average population and feels compelled to help in situations that exceed their abilities. However, her strengths aren't always enough. People still die, not everyone can be saved, and her body is covered in scars.
Kelsie Copper Series Book 1
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