Our first title of November is also the first of our “Eerie Fall” theme stories – creepy, creaturey tales that tie into our “Eerie Animals” Enamel Pin campaign currently running on Kickstarter!
Widow’s Black is Crow-themed, just like one of our two currently unlocked pins. Learn more…
Title: Widow’s Black
Author: Nina Waters
Genre: Historical Fiction, Horror
Rating: Mature Audiences
Relationships (platonic): adoption, mentor/mentee
Character Features: christian, murderer, serial killer
Tags: child abuse, child point of view, death of a child (mentions of), death of a mentor, death of a parent, death of a sibling, descriptions of violence (graphic), era: the 1860s, location: california, location: united states of america, location: wisconsin, major character death, minor character death, past tense, pov first person, prostitution (mentions of), revenge
The well dryin up saved my life. The bang-bang of gunshots didn’t draw me back; nothin unusual ’bout that. I knew somethin was wrong when I saw brother Billy flat on his back in the wheat field starin up at the sky. So much plowin to do, and he was never no slacker. I set the buckets I’d filled at the crik down and crept through the windbreak til I saw the cabin. Papa was sittin out front, but he wasn’t honin his knife no more. ’stead he was slumped, his arms and legs danglin and limp. The back of his head was wet and shaped weird. I knew what that meant. I’d seen the like when Papa and Billy and Jake came back with a deer after huntin.
Papa’s head been shot clean through.
Length: 17 pages/6,384 words
Price: $1.99 US