I present a sneak preview of my short story, The Witherwitch. The story is about a newspaper reporter investigating a series of murders with a twist – a strange smell and traces of plant-life accompany each cadaver, and there appears to be no motive for the killing spree. I won’t go into too many details about the plot, but it’s written in a different style from some of my other work. I hope you enjoy the preview – the finished piece will be ready soon.
The photograph is of a tree outside my window which appears to be winning the battle against civilisation – brick by brick, the tree is destroying the wall, as around it green lichen and mould eat away at the surrounding buildings. Hopefully the tree won’t open up and swallow my apartment – as much as I like The Lord of the Rings, I wouldn’t like to disappear into the Old Forest just yet.