Woods & Bramble
By Brynne Johnston
Woods is a thistle, overgrown into a girl; Bramble is a rock, weathered into a man. Their story stumbles across their partially-made world, as they delve into a search for others like them. In a folksy-meets-science-fiction journey, Woods and Bramble find the others they seek: but then must come to terms with the consequences of accepting strangers into their forest. Exploring their newly expanding world, they discover that they, too, are changing. With an anti-fairytale flourish, Woods and Bramble struggle to accept themselves, each other, and their exceedingly dubious place in the universe.