Thursday, May 23, 2013

Showcase 5/23/13

It may have witches and magic, but Charlotte and the Witch, a novel in progress by Alex Lane is no fairy tale.  So far he has written the prologue and first three chapters, but it's already off to a breakneck start.  The basic premise of the story is the possession of a little girl, named Charlotte, by a witch.  The girl learns magical powers, and is compelled by the witch to commit several grisly crimes.  All the while, Charlotte remains conscious of what her body is doing, even as she internally protests.  This dynamic makes Charlotte an intriguing character.  It'll be interesting to see what direction Alex takes the story from here.

Here's an excerpt from the story that captures its darkness well:
She stood back to watch the wooden structure go up in flames. She heard herself laugh. There was a voice echoing inside her skull, “You’re mine now child!” Charlotte heard the screaming of the people that used to be her parents. She tried to cry, but her captor wouldn’t let her."

Sound like something you'd be interested in?  Give it a read on Alex's blog, and leave some feedback for him.

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