Mary knew that there were many strange things in this world. Some of these strange things were words. They once had truth, but then they had been contorted and twisted out of their meanings. Sarah had taught her that. Mary … Continue reading Witch, excerpt 7
Something caught her eye. Under the leaves, she saw the corner of her mother’s book. She knelt down and looked at Sarah’s book of roses. She wiped the amber leaves away and picked it up. She opened it. She gazed … Continue reading Witch, excerpt 6
I keep adding to this story! It’ll never be finished. Mary and Elizabeth, better known as Betty, sat beside one another outside of Betty’s home. They plucked feathers out of dead birds. At their feet was Betty’s father’s hunting … Continue reading Witch, excerpt 5
As she followed Gawain, her legs dragged. She looked up at the sky and sighed with exhaustion. Gawain looked behind him and laughed at her exasperated expression. He offered her a water skin. As she took it from him their hands brushed. When she finished drinking, he had his share. He wiped his wet mouth with the back of his hand and smiled at her when he caught her staring. Continue reading “Witch, excerpt 4”
It felt like hours until the sky started to lighten. She was able to see the shape of the tall trees, but they were laced within a smoky wrap of fog. Though the fog obscured the clarity of the morning, she was thankful to be able to see where she was placing her feet. In front of them in a clearing, a grazing deer heard their steps. It jolted away from them, it’s shadowed outline darting through the filmy mists.
Another excerpt from my story. I hope it’s gothic enough! Mary felt broken inside. She was a pane with only a few shards of glass remaining. Inside, where her love of nature, people and humanity resided, had now been frozen over … Continue reading Witch, excerpt 2
Recently I read over an old piece of writing that I gave up on. However, over the last couple of days I’ve been trying to write at least 1,000 words on it each day. It’s very satisfying. Rewritten introduction: WITCH … Continue reading Witch