When writing of witches in fiction, many have chosen to portray the wand waving hag who lives in a sinister looking cottage in the middle of terrifying woods. Unless, that is, the author wants to write about real Witches. If the latter is the case, then the witchy characters’ physical and psychological traits will be unique and only discernible through the reading of the complete story.
The main character in AlmaMia Cienfuegos: a Story of Blood, Scars and Nightmares, is a nine-year-old girl whose dreams are haunted by things that bleed and rot. If she is not wearing the frog, book and skull charm bracelet she got from her grandmother, the rotting things of her dreams goose-bump AlmaMia’s skin while she is awake.
AlmaMia’s tale brings herbal healing, the blessings of a crone, and the protection of three charms that have shielded the gifted firstborns of the Cienfuegos family for five generations. In the story, AlmaMia is never called a witch, but the wild magic that surrounds the young seer shows everyone exactly who and what she is.
Like Justyn, in Laura DeLuca’s Phantom, AlmaMia is not an archetypal witch. Instead, the tree-climbing, stone-throwing, wild-haired Caribbean girl is the kind of person you would meet when introduced to a real Witch. You can buy AlmaMia Cienfuegos: a Story of Blood, Scars and Nightmares on Amazon.
MagalyGuerrero writes, reads, and dreams dark fiction. She is the author of Pagan Culture, a blog about everyday life through the eyes of a dark fiction writer. Connect with her on Facebook, Twitter and at www.magalyguerrero.com.
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Day 1 – May 15th - Capturing a Moment in AlmaMia Cienfuegos’ Life - SunshineShelle
Day 2 - May 17th - Frogs, Books and Skulls – Miniature Witchy Book - Pagan Culture Weird, I know
Day 3 – May 19th - Truthin AlmaMia Cienfuegos’ Tale - Magic Love Crow
Day 4 – May 21st - AlmaMia Cienfuegos’ Wild Magic - Laura DeLuca
Day 5 – May 23rd - Grandmothers Are Magical Creatures - Olde Baggs ‘n Stuft Shirts
Day 6 – May 25th - The Strong Women in AlmaMia Cienfuegos’ Life - Green Witch with SprinklesDay 7 – May 27th - AlmaMia Cienfuegos’ Mango Tree - Daydream Believer