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Thistle & Weeds (Completed)

Thistle & Weeds (Completed)

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Cassie Rose By ViridianHues Completed

Paloma Aiza is hired as companion to a sickly old woman who tells haunted tales. Holed away in an ancient mansion atop the highest point of the isolated island, Paloma observes the strange doings of the clannish villagers as they remember a mysterious death that happened many years ago. Unease growing, Paloma finds her only friend in the village doctor, but even his patience is tested when she starts to witness strange and unnatural happenings around the dangerous cove that the villagers so treasure for their pyres and misty memorials.
  (Special thanks to the inestimable @AdelynAnn, who answered my pleas for advice on cover design. Without her, I would never have figured out how to place the title without making it look like dog dung. Thanks, writing buddy!)

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  • ghost
  • ghoststory
  • halloween
  • haunt
  • haunted
  • island
  • mansion
  • mystery
  • novella
  • ocean
  • orphan
  • sea
  • secrets
  • spooky
  • wattys2017
Ange_Ackerman Ange_Ackerman Jun 04, 2017
Loving the mysterious vibe of this introductory chapter. I feel as if I'm right there on that island with her. I also love how way different this was from "The Price."
MoonshineNoire MoonshineNoire Mar 25, 2017
Every bit of inspiration is brilliant! Love everything you mentioned, this sounds promising. :))
RoxannO23 RoxannO23 Oct 05, 2017
So glad I'm not the only one who stalks parts of the world via Google Maps
MoonshineNoire MoonshineNoire Mar 25, 2017
I love how you set the atmosphere so immediately so I can just sit back with my coffee mug and allow myself to be swept away. Nicely done!
MoonshineNoire MoonshineNoire Mar 25, 2017
Interesting ritual... Loving the build-up :)) Marvellous writing
v_silva v_silva Jan 15, 2017
What an excellent first chapter! If it wasn't for it being late here, I'd read the continuation at once.