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K.M. Case By krismcase Updated 3 days ago

☆2018 THE WATTYS LONG-LISTED☆ | A girl with a peculiar pedigree is dumped on a stranger's doorstep during the worst snowstorm the hamlet Myst has ever known. Selectively mute, she refuses to tell her hosts from whence she came and her name. For lack of knowing what else to do, the crotchety old woman and her grandson Mat grant her sanctuary and take to calling her Snow. But her very being and close-kept secrets serve to disrupt their daily lives. 

The mystery comes to a head when a dead man is discovered in the front yard after the first serious thaw. Strangers turned ragtag family, they dispose of the body. Years without incident pass, slackening  their caution. But when Mat introduces Snow to an old friend with a dangerous secret, he threatens all they hold dear. The world's suddenly at their door, and it quickly becomes clear that Snow's meant for greater things. 

A story of loss, friendship and all the grit in between. 

☆ 3rd place in the Golden Awards' fantasy category | July 2018
☆ 2nd place in Titan Awards' fantasy category | March 2018
☆ Awarded "Best Grammar" and "Best Flow" in Titan Awards | March 2018
☆ 1st place in The Infinite Awards' Special Awards category: Best Friendship | January 2018

#2 in quest | September 2018
#3 in fairies | September 2018
#7 in scifi-fantasy | September 2018
#179 in adventure | September 2018
#2 in speculative fiction | August 2018
#14 in world building | August 2018
#123 in new adult | August 2018
#183 in fairytale | August 2018
#2 in human experimentation | July 2018

First installment of an intended series.

Rated PG-13

I'm always looking to improve my writing, so please comment and critique. Let me know what you think!

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  • comingofage
  • fae
  • fairies
  • fairytale
  • fantasy
  • femaleprotagonist
  • fiction
  • friendship
  • humanexperimentation
  • magic
  • newadult
  • pastelawards2k18
  • quest
  • scifi-
  • scifi-fantasy
  • solstice
  • speculative
  • speculativefiction
  • war
  • wattys2018
  • worldbuilding
This harkens to the virgin birth for me. I am interested to see where this goes.
Your writing is beautiful - poetic even. It evokes so much emotion and imagery.
Chef_Adler Chef_Adler Sep 04
This is such a good prologue! Always makes me happy to see that people are still using it in such interesting ways. You really have a way with words!
This is a stunning prologue and use of scene setting. You have a strong way with words when it comes to showing, not telling.
Unless you specify that the tears are simply an instinct, a reaction - not emotional or fear-based
But above she is crying. I like the line about tears falling to the dirt, but I think she needs to either be in a trance-like state OR upset and crying.