7 May 2012
Next on the supernatural list...
The working title's Inside the Broom Closet. I started creating this WiP when I was sixteen. For a few years before planning and writing this WiP I'd been reading tons of books on witchcraft and paganism and practiced a little myself. But I've never been a religious person so I never committed to anything. I just dabbled to see what it was like and get to know more about living like a Pagan. Unfortunately me and my friends got caught reading a book on it at school and we were sent to counselling. Our Head of Year was absolutely livid and threatened to expel us if we continued reading about it. The counsellor made us rip up the books we had and I had to shred up my notes I'd made for the project. They were absolutely furious with us.
The idea evolved from a high school banning their pupils to a government banning it completely. What if no-one got over their fear of witchcraft during the Burning Times? If it really did become an illegal religion and practice all the way to the 21st Century. Witches would be forced to hide who they are or they'll be burnt at the stake even if they haven't done anything. What about people who want to take the law into their own hand?
It wouldn't just affect witches. What about those from other religions or atheists who are completely indifferent? Forced to bide by the rules and turn their backs on witches, even when they could be their friend, parent, sibling, girlfriend or boyfriend etc? They would have to stand there, letting people get burned or they'll be killed as well.
And here comes two teenagers who are getting a little fed up with all this crap. There are three of them in the circle but it's really Hannah and Connor who are the most vocal. They're desperate to rebel but could they actually do something about it? Well, things will get in the way and rebellion isn't the heroic, smart way of making a stand. People die as a result and fear leads to betrayal.
So far the planning has just been playlists and pinterest boards. This week I'll start getting the character notes down properly and start the plotting. So looking forward to June!
Is there a new WiP you're excited about starting? :)