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Anna Erishkigal is an attorney who writes fantasy fiction under a pen-name so her colleagues don't question whether her legal pleadings are fantasy fiction as well. Much of law, it turns out, -is- fantasy fiction. Lawyers just prefer to call it 'zealously representing your client.'
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Seeing the dark underbelly of life makes for some interesting fictional characters. The kind you either want to incarcerate, or run home and write about. In fiction, you can fudge facts without worrying too much about the truth. In legal pleadings, if your client lies to you, you look stupid in front of the judge.
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At least in fiction, if a character becomes troublesome, you can always kill them off.
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Man Out of Time - A Captain America/Avengers Fanfiction

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Agents of Ki

Agents of Ki

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The Chosen One

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A Gothic Christmas Angel (A Children of the Fallen Novella)

A Gothic Christmas Angel (A Children of the Fallen Novella)

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The Chosen One - second part of story

The Chosen One - second part of story

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This is the second half of Sword of the Gods: The Chosen One. WattPad has a 100 chapter limit so I had...



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I know!  My grandmother used to make green bean casserole and sweet potato balls for every major holiday as a kid and I loved them, but then one day I decided to make them as an adult and ... YUCK!!!  Same recipe from the same cookbook using the same materials, but when you're an adult it's like ...GROSS!!!
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@caelicorn - Just remember that my suggestions are only suggestions.  :-)  Sometimes with a supernatural scene such as this, you have to write it blow-by-blow (thoughts, feelings, emotions, impressions), and then start pulling away the bits like a Jenga tower until you get it as stripped-down as you possibly can while still conveying the meaning.  With the supernatural, vivid imagery and symbols can be important (i.e., Robert reaching for her and saying 'help me.').  Perhaps having Mia simply acknowledge her own confusion ... I'm scared and there's this creepy force ... but it doesn't match up with the way Robert is reaching for me and saying help ... can do the trick.  The symbol of the naked virgin at the end is masterful.
AnnaErishkigal commented on Ku-No-Ichi - Chapter Eight - Haunted


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@caelicorn - read a bit of Lovecraft or some spooky short stories or poetry.  I find it better to put me in the 'mood' to write a horror scene than a full-length work.

When a supernatural occurrence occurs, you're usually not 'seeing' it, but sensing it using abilities beyond the usual five senses.  Because you're receiving the perception through something other than the normal five senses, your mind will try to make sense of what you feel by throwing up a combination of images, symbols, sounds, feelings, emotions and smells like one of those pictures of an optical illusion where one way you see a lady's face, the other way you see a vase.  So it doesn't need to make sense, just add up to an overall impression.

Most weaker phenomena you can banish using whatever it is you do to strengthen/shield/channel your own light.  For some people it is religion, for others a positive affirmation, and for some others simply grabbing some dark thing by the scruff of the neck and saying 'out!'  The more malignant stuff is harder to banish, but when being attacked by black magic (which is what Mia's mother is accused of doing), if Mia learns to shield and push it back, it can really backfire on the sender.  I would suspect Mia's grandmaster knows what to do.