Exquisite Poison

Exquisite Poison

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Sabine Blackwood (Sabi) By SabineBlackwood Updated a day ago

Ash's words haunted Netta. "Be careful what you wish for." Its voice rubbed inside of her mind, intimate and subtle in Its sinister, double intent.   "I take pride in making you regret your many wants, desires - Master." 
As a child, Netta made a wish upon a Monster. It was too late before she realized that not all imaginary friends can be forgotten.  Or that she was not safe from her boogeyman.  
A Human's lifetime after being disowned from her family, Netta discovers that believing in a dark fairytale may not be the worst fate she could suffer from.
Her people, Witches, still fear discovery by humans.  Or their destruction, at the hands of the very creatures which they take their power from.  

And the death they once brought to mankind.
Magic is decaying, and the world seems no longer a place for Witches or Monsters.   In this numb cold, Netta discovers that no matter how far she has run from It, she cannot escape Ashwood as much as she cannot run forever away from her own kind.

The only way to survive may be to make a deal with her very personal devil.

Wow. Wonderful first sentence. "Show, don't tell" has definitely been applied here!
I wholeheartedly agree...Had to take a break after reading this...
I couldn't tell you why so don't ask me but this opening makes me excited to read.
Amen, love the commentary about classic works and the John Waters quote.
MistressOP MistressOP Jun 01
the gainfully employed line was funny. IT takes people longer to write some can pump it out fast. Go at a speed your comfortable with.
I really dig the idea of another person/being talking to Netta through the little girl's imaginary friend!