I knew you'd eventually come around.
What's wrong with a witch protagonist?
Sorry, that should have been, what's wrong with a gypsy protagonist?
A Dullahan is a headless horseman type character. So I imagine her story will be about a headless witch carrying her head around and allowing degenerates to use it for, uh, less than wholesome deeds.
Thus, the witch, the whore, and the dullahan are actually the same person. @mizal how far off was I?
From the title of the thread it sounded like a mashup of my story and IAP's grom the last contest. ;)
Well I managed to read this in between bouts of fevered writing and... let’s just say that I think Mizal is my main competition.
As for the story. The writing is good, as always, and the dialogue is especially good. Nothing too major happened in this sample, but enough happened to give us an overall taste of what’s to come.
The real challenge about this contest then. Finding a perfect balance between what End wants and what you’re capable of writing for the story.
Either way, I’ll likely enjoy it quite a bit when it’s published. So there’s that.
I have more faith in End than that.
But, I must admit, the whole scenario with the guy coming in claiming to see the Dullahan makes me think of the scene in Pete's Dragon where Lampy sings a whole song about seeing a dragon, even though no one believes him. But darker.
They're called Gypsies because during the Middle Ages they came into Europe out of Egypt. They're actually of Indian descent. They prefer to go by the name of "Roma". Fairuza Balk (Nancy from "The Craft" and Dorothy from "Return to Oz") has Roma ancestry.
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