Trust & Treachery: Premise
So I’ve decided work on a submission for a friend’s anthology and I felt that this was a good opportunity to also work on making this blog more useful as a creative base camp–something that I’ve come to realize is somewhat of a necessity in this digital age. Man, that makes me sound so old. Hard to believe I’m even of this generation that essentially lives on the internet.
Anyway! The main point of this is to get feedback on the premise I want to work with. The concept/theme of the anthology is power, intrigue, and violence. So I thought, why not write something occult? So, seven hours later I’ve got something of a premise.
The story is in a fairly modern setting and is being told almost exclusively via flashback in the testimony of the main character, an occult detective by the name of James Holman, who is the son of a famous witch in Wisteria City. He was investigating a string of demon appearances and had to remove himself from the case when the suspicion of his sister Karen being involved was raised. Karen is now in charge of her mother’s business and is in charge of the coven. Unbeknownst to many Karen is actually half demon, due to a mishap early in their mother’s career as a witch. At this point it is not clear what Karen and the coven’s connection is to the appearances, but there is a correlation between rituals and them.
Well, what d’ya think?