To Thine Own Self Be Zoo

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Welcome! This is the homepage for To Thine Own Self Be Zoo, a zoosexual literary endeavor with works distributed online and possibly occasionally on tape to a random library shelf near you. These stories and poems work to explore the theme of animal empathy and the transcendent love it entails~

New issues are currently being released on solstices and equinoxes. Bonus materials, such as podcast episodes and text adventure games, operate on a freeform schedule, and will be released as they are finished.

For other zoo endeavors, check out Zooier Than Thou for great zoo sketches and discussions, Zooey Dot Pub to find extensive zoophilic nonfiction writings on why dating animals is amazing, and Zoo & Me to hear zoo voices talk about advancing the zoo agenda.

Vol. 1 No. 1 (January 2023)

In this issue, a mare and her knight seek a miracle, and a trio of office workers reflect on animal relations.

Featuring the stories: Sir Jod and the Mare Eisa, Elevator Operator, Sith the ne Saith, and Ghosts of Pluto, as well as a few poems.

Vol. 1 No. 2 (February 2023)

In this issue, a magical dog is ritually summoned by smells, and a lurid video tape is discovered.

Featuring the stories: Scent Became Flesh, Dorian Gray, The Tale of Erskine Faern, and Sister Shim and the Priestess Om, as well as a few poems.

Vol. 1 No. 3 (March 2023)

In this issue, a deliverywoman meets a friendly chocolate lab, and a cat man goes hunting for hunters.

Featuring the stories: Gradient, Aliyah, Madeline, Four Candles, Five of Cups Covers Ten of Swords, and Stedl and Dragons, as well as a few poems.

Vol. 1 No. 4 (April 2023)

In this issue, the spirits of a man and a horse share the same body, and a dog lover comes out to his estranged friend.

Featuring the stories: The Dethroning of Vermilion Von Scaldis, The Immortal of Loch Anneth, and Melvin, Lilly, Raspberry Whiskey, as well as Specifications for the Zoocosmologica Deck and a few poems.

Vol. 1 No. 5 (May 2023)

In this issue, a cultist is on a pre-marriage road trip, and an adult movie shoot takes a turn for the slobbery.

Featuring the stories: The Cult, By and By, True Thoughts, Shooting Stars, Steep and Dangerous, and Well 8, as well as a few poems.

Vol. 1 No. 6 (June 2023)

In this issue, Romeo’s attractions lie not with maidens but with beasts, and some walks are had in sonnet form.

Featuring a novelization of Romeo & Juliet, as well as a few sonnets.

Vol. 1 No. 7 (July 2023)

In this issue, a white dog plays fetch on a disused highway, and a drunkard seeks a hands-on lesson in animal anatomy.

Featuring the stories: Personal Ghosts, Τύχων, This One Shall Breathe Somewhere Else, and Empathy Farm, as well as a few poems.

Vol. 1 No. 8 (August 2023)

In this issue, a human and a hound snuggle in a cabin, and a blue guitar with faded fox stickers on it is purchased.

Featuring the stories: Two Knights, Blue Guitar, and The Scraps, as well as a few poems.

Vol. 1 No. 9 (September 2023)

In this issue, connectedness is felt in an alley, and a dog lover actualizes his enlightenment.

Featuring the stories: Sons of Belial, Fallow, Cheer’s Journey, and Tiberius, as well as a haiku.

Vol. 1 No. 10 (October 2023)

In this issue, a fox eats some pie, and a magical item accurately reveals truest loves.

Featuring the stories: Hansel And The Secret Of The Princesses, A Letter of Complaints, The Afternoon That Day, The Renegade Jack of Hearts, and A Wizard’s Hookah, as well as a few prose poems.

Vol. 1 No. 11 (November 2023)

In this issue, animal lovers visit a space station’s sewer system, and a mind reader helps someone with a secret.

Featuring the items: Underground Newzletter, IGRA PRC, Gift, and Super Soldier Mega Spies, as well as a few poems.

Vol. 1 No. 12 (December 2023)

In this issue, a German shepherd is seen to get a treat, and three stable arguments are put forth.

Featuring the stories: What Else Was There Had We Forsaken The Pleasure Of This Shared Life?, Lustucia Writers Meeting, Talking Around, To Advance Completeness, Some Arguments, and Chicks in Space! #101: “Pilot,” as well as a few poems.

Vol. 1 Suppl. α (Winter Solstice 2023)

In this issue, good wishes are given to a specific dog, and C-suite debates virtual bestiality.

Featuring the stories: Wish Knots, Hal, Mindy, Ice Pick, and VR Policy Minutes, as well as a few poems.

Vol. 2 No. 1 (Spring Equinox 2024)

In this issue, a room has zoo art all over it, and a pair of guys who do vlogs and stuff chat about stuff.

Featuring the stories: Woe Betide Him That Hath A Narrow Heart, Gondola, Conversatin, Like, Talkin With Each Other About Stuff, Apparently Existing, and Media of Unknown Origin, as well as a few poems.

Vol. 1 Suppl. β (May 8th 2024)

In this issue, two friends pretend to be zoophiles, and the alphabet is recited in zooish words.

Featuring the items: False Flag For Funsies, If I Weren't A Zoophile Skit, and Zoo Phonetic Alphabet, as well as a few poems.

Vol. 2 No. 2 (Summer Solstice 2024)

In this issue, a dog and a human participate in a group date, and a ceremony is performed at an altar.

Featuring the stories: C.O.A.S.T., Basement Lounge Night, Sidra Kaieem, Reception, and Sin Offering, as well as a few poems.


Most within To Thine Own Self Be Zoo written by Eggshell Ghosthearth.

This website contains works of literature, including narrative fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. Within this literature, any resemblances to any existing copyrighted materials, trademarks, or persons is completely coincidental, or is used for artistic purposes within the bounds of Public Domain, Fair Use, or Public Figure Status. Much of the literature on this site contains themes of sexuality, though is at no point intended to be pornographic. To Thine Own Self Be Zoo is a personal project and is not a for-profit endeavor.