The Maggies {the story}

The Maggies {the story}

1.3K Reads 164 Votes 6 Part Story
Christine Bottas By Nyhterides Completed

Gothic Gloom top 10 finalist! Featured on @fright 's Gloom and Doom Gothic Tales.  2nd place winner in the category Short Story in the One Million Project Awards. 

Now a graphic novel!
You can also find it for FREE here on Wattpad.

The Maggies is a Gothic tale about loss, about how the still-born births of the main character's children have dragged her into insanity. The MC leads a sorrow-filled life, believing her only living daughter is a ghost haunting her, and not a flesh and blood girl. It is a story portraying just how fragile and easily fragmented the human mind and spirit are, and how sorrow can lead us to utter madness. 

A short tale written for the @fright 's 'Gothic Gloom' competition.

What people have said about The Maggies:

This is powerful. Loved it! Your style is so lovely and dark at the same time. My favorite part was of the little minnows. It painted such an eerie vision. Enchanting. Well done!

I'd be lying if I say this book did not take my breath away. The writing is just elegantly morose and each paragraphs are punctuated with a poetic feel. It's beauty is almost dizzying.

The Maggies is such a brilliant book that I went to the comment section to write something but I was so speechless after reading this that I couldn't find words. I haven't read such a good book for a long time! Thanks for writing this masterpiece. 

I read this and already kind of guessed what's happening but when I read the explanation. Oh. My. God. My heart died. And tears in my eyes. This is such a beautifully written short story that I can't fathom how such a story can hit your feels so hard. But this did. This is amazingly haunting and chilling and yet depressing and sad at the same time. I'm in love with everything about it. This is one of the most beautiful stories I've ever read.

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