In Dreams of Trees : The One With The Angel

Wordcount: 163
Rating/Warnings: PG
Summary: Angel’s in White.

NOTE: This is a very rough draft with no editing at all (per National Novel Wiriting Month rules) and is presented for amusement value only. Think of it as a periscope into my writing process rather than a coherent story!

There will most likely be spelling and grammatical errors afoot as well as flat out bad writing, info dumps, plot holes, contradictions/retcons, uneven characterization and pacing. These snippits are also posted out of order, so please refer to the Outline to figure out where it’s supposed to fit.


The One With The Angel

They come in the night when no one is looking and they steal the children away.

They are known by as many names as there are doors in the tree, more even when the doors are close enough that the stories carry form town to town.

They don’t take just the bad children, they take the good ones to. There is nothing that they look for beyond and open window and an unlocked door.

They are the furies that steal the children off to never land and the reason that parents are careful and parents are scared.

But there are no changelings in these stories, they never bring children back, no matter how much parents pray or the churches ward against evil. The only thing that will keep them out is study locks and children who have grown up on stories about the evil angels that steal them away.

And sometimes the children go looking for angels.

And sometimes the angels find them.

Martha Bechtel

My name is Martha Bechtel and I write fantasy and science fiction stories, paint small model horses silly colors, cast resin and plaster magnets, code random code (and Wordpress plugins)... Come on in and join in the fun!

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