There is shadow under this red rock,
(Come in under the shadow of this red rock),
And I will show you something different from either
Your shadow at morning striding behind you
Or your shadow at evening rising to meet you;
I will show you fear in a handful of dust.
- T.S. Eliot, 'The Waste Land'
If a story is a journey, then I want to enjoy every leg of the trip. I don't care where I'm going - I'd rather not know, half the time - but I want an interesting view while I travel. I'm happy to go fast or slow, straightforward path or winding road, but I don't ever want to feel like I'm waiting to arrive at the next station - or worse, feel like sleeping through to the end. That's the kind of story I like to read, and when I don't have enough of it to read, then that's what I write.
Summary: A companion story to The Deer Woman.
Corina Payton and her father, Connor, are recruiters for the Bell Academy of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Their job entails them traveling all across the country, inviting Muggle-born and raised children to attend their school. When they arrive at an Indian boarding school, though, on what seems like a routein visit, they learn all about what can happen behind closed doors when no one bothers to look.
Suddenly, a simple invitation becomes so much more. It becomes a mission...
I am OliveOil_Med of Ravenclaw, and this is my entry for the Chronicle of Despair Forestalled.
Meet the new boss
Same as the old boss.
- The Who, "Won't Get Fooled Again"