[ONC 2019 Longlist] [Winter Rose Award - 3rd place/Adventure] Una Morales's week is not going so well.
To begin with, her twin sister, Paz Morales, has disappeared.
To top it all off, Una is bedridden, sick with the flu and oh so dreadfully bored.
She is not the only one coughing.
Una's faithful young tomcat Duo coughs quite often, too.
Mostly hairballs, to be fair.
See what happens when one fateful morning, Duo coughs up an engraved rose petal.
This petal, bearing a mysterious inscription, might just be the only telltale of Paz's whereabouts.
Follow Una into a puzzling adventure.
Open Novella Contest LongList
This is my entry for the ONC 2019.
I haven't strayed a lot from my comfort zone, a dash of fantasy intertwined with magical realism.
It is a genre I've always felt most comfortable with and not to mention that the prompt has inspired me immensely.
The cover was hand drawn by me for the sole purpose of the story. I do hope you like it.
I'm grateful to all of you who are checking this mini-booklet out.
Thank you in advance for any feedback you might leave!
Enjoy reading! ☺️