After weeks of rolling about in the pits of despair, I finally pull my head out of my butt and started writing my latest story, Crown of Feathers.
Full disclosure: I wrote a really quick 2000 word version of this about 2 years ago. I’ve always meant to go back to it.
The premise is simple: A woman is dying and three local hedgewitches known as The Sisters, are brought in as a last ditch effort to save her. Alas, they tell the family that her death was inevitable and that the crown of feathers beneath her pillow was proof positive that she was destined to die. The grandmother is told to make arrangements and so she leaves her grandson, Eli, to take care of his mother.
In an attempt to save his mother from the clutches of Death, Eli steals the ‘crown of feathers’ that has appeared beneath her sickbed pillow.
The next morning, Mother is out of bed, in the backyard, chasing chickens and ripping off their heads with her teeth.
Eli Kohl has twenty four hours to make things right before his Grandmother comes back with an entire buffet of family in tow.
Go here to hear Steve Shell of Old Gods of Appalachia fame read a bit of the WIP. https://www.facebook.com/nikcubed/posts/10223734696376306