Ashes to Ashes

“We’ll be at the rendezvous at 2:30am.  Good luck.”

For the last four hundred years, Salem has been a sleepy town.  Tourists flood in and out again, but the old fear of witches has subsided to a manageable few.  After all, it’s hard for the inhabitants of Salem to cry, “Witch, witch!” when one in every hundred children born in the last fifty years displays some sort of supernatural ability.

Or so you would think.

It is inevitable that history would repeat itself, so a mysterious group known simply as “The League” struggles to get the Gifted out of dangerous cities.  But the clock is ticking and by midnight on October 31st, any unregistered Gifted aged 18 or over will be forcibly taken into custody and deported.  Those lucky enough to receive an invitation from The League know better than to snub the opportunity – no matter what it takes.



Charlotte Van Caelen – A sweet, quiet college freshman with the ability to control electrical currents.

Wilhelmina Tepes – A passionate and political college freshman, Char’s best friend since childhood, with the ability to feed off emotions.

Phineas Carter III – At his core, Finn is a survivor, and his loyalty makes him a friend for life.  His strength could make all the difference in this game, but it could also give them all away.

Hailey Jones – A time witch who struggles between her beliefs, her abilities, and the line between what is right and what is allowed.

Nicholas Rossi – A telepath know knows more than he wants to say, and trusts nobody.

Mary Van Caelen – Charlotte’s younger sister, who is hiding secrets of her own.


WIP Status:  Resources Complete! – 2/16/18

After quite a few false starts, I went back to the drawing board with this one and decided to properly create character sheets and a storyboard.  I even have different colors for the subplot points.  It’ll be good.  Now I just need to write that first sentence… for the eighth time….

WIP Status:  Just Beginning – 11/19/17

I’ve been struggling to get started on Ashes to Ashes because there are so many ways I can take this story and I’m still working out which paths I want to take and where I want to end up.  I know how I want my characters to change and grow, but I’m not sure where I want them to be… if that makes any sense.

As if of writing this, I’ve written and scrapped the first chapter twice because it was stalled… just… wrong.  This third writing I’ve tried a different angle and it seems to be working, but it’s not perfect and slow going.  First drafts are the worst.



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