How do these things happen?
I signed on for Jim Bronyaur’s #12Days of Christmas project. I started off with the skeleton of a story in mind. A young girl, a Reverend’s daughter, is accused of witchcraft in 1698. Later than most of the documented cases of witchcraft, but not later than the very last.
It sounds like an odd idea—a looming holiday as a girl waits for execution-but not quite as twisted as it sounds.
This short story grew too long for #12Days, so I decided to post it on Flashes in the Dark. Readers will get a chance to see it while we’re still in the holiday season. Let me know what you think.
Meanwhile, I am writing another story which will go to 12 Days. I just have to watch that word count…..