The Time Storms series is a wattpad fantasy series of time travel, magic, romance, and mass murder.
I started writing this series for a few reasons.
I love romance. I read a lot of romance novels. What I don’t love are the themes of male aggression, violence, and boundary crossing that fill the pages of romance novels.
This bothered me for a long time.
Then, being the true crime weirdo that I am, one day I stumbled across the Columbine fangirls of Tumblr and I knew I had to find a way to write about them.
But I couldn’t just write about them. I had to explore the world that created them. These women who claim to be in love with dead mass murderers are the logical extension of a world that equates masculinity with violence, and a world that tells women, in so many insidious ways, that the best boys are the ones that are bad and broken.
I think it’s all connected. I think the fetishistic treatment of male violence in romance novels, the “bad boy” trope, and the alarming rise of mass shootings, the most masculine of crimes, it is all connected.
And I wanted to write about that.
Also, time travel is cool.
Thus, the time storms series was born.
If you haven’t read the series, you can find it here https://www.wattpad.com/story/180906588-of-time-storms-and-tourniquets