Saturday, October 17, 2015

Witches in Fiction: Death Rites and Remembrances

Welcome to my wee offering for Witches in Fiction: Death Rites and Remembrances, hosted by my pal, writer Magaly Guerrero.

A while back, Magaly began a series of Camp Cute, Creepy and (Quite Conveniently) Remote tales. She based some of her characters on sinister little girls created by her artist and doll making buddies. My little vampire dolly, Drusilla, was one of Magaly's creepy campers.

My original Drusilla had already been adopted, so I decided to make Magaly her very own Drusilla, and she is being unveiled here for the first time. Magaly envisioned Drusilla as a 13 year old, so I made some changes in order to make this dolly look a tad more mature. Drusilla will soon be boarding a plane to go and... um... "live" with Magaly. Of course, we all know that vampires detest airplane journeys... all those time zones and pesky sunrises... so Drusilla will travel in a... er... "box"... in the cargo hold.

And now for the tenuous link to the Witches in Fiction: Death Rites and Remembrances theme:

Being a member of the undead doesn't necessarily guarantee immortality. Occasionally a relative or two falls victim to an angry mob of villagers bearing torches and pitchforks, or to a tenacious vampire slayer. Fallen ancestors are always in the hearts and minds of the family though, and their unfortunate demises also serve as cautionary tales for overconfident little vampires.

Now, if you have a penchant for disquieting little girls then you will love Magaly's Camp Cute, Creepy and (Quite Conveniently) Remote stories. You can read them here, under Web Serials. And don't forget to check out the other posts for Witches in Fiction: Death Rites and Remembrances.