Patreon Launch

The Changing Things (TCT) is the story of 47 ancient monsters who gave up immortality to become human. All they wanted was to die in peace. But as old memories resurface, the 47 are drawn back into community and forced to face their true nature.

If you’re feeling patreotic, the TCT patreon campaign is live at https://patreon.com/joshwagner

The characters of The Changing Things have taken on many forms over the centuries: monsters, dogs, dragons, kitchen appliances, trees, bridges, creatures of the deep, memories, desires, and even ideas. They were the bakemono of Japanese folklore, beaten down by the modern world. They chose to change one last time, to become human and drift blissfully into death. But now something is waking them up.

Long in the Tooth

For ages we were fox and bear,
broom and teakettle, mountain and wave.
Now we rabbit from a rising gun.
Watch us run.

Fluffy tails, tender meat,
hiding in holes and on the street.
Under subways, in the park,
between the bushes in the dark.

Our teeth are strong,
our teeth are long,
Watch us run.