Tuesday, August 7, 2018

The Witch's Touch by Rosie Wylor-Owen





The Witch's Touch
by Rosie Wylor-Owen
Genre: Urban Fantasy

Criminals are going missing. Felons or not, Detective Meeks is duty-bound to find them, with little to go on but a suspicious encounter between the latest missing person and a local business owner. As the case unravels, Meeks struggles to make sense of a world he thought he understood. Yet this twist of fate could be his chance to truly making a difference to the community he holds dear.


Amanda Solanke is used to making waves, but never with the police. The last person to see the latest missing criminal, she is dragged to the heart of a police investigation. A small business owner in the eyes of the community, behind closed doors Amanda and her partner Leona guard a magical secret. The closer they are watched, the closer Amanda and Leona come to facing the ultimate danger: exposure.






“Do you think anyone noticed?” he asked.
“Not a soul,” Amanda said, grinning when he raised an eyebrow.
“Very funny, ‘Manda.” He squared his shoulders, casting another glance over one of them just in case. “This one’s a fighter.”
“I always thought possessing people must get easier with practice,” she said, sipping her cocktail. “Getting a bit rusty, Leona?”
After all this time, she still found difficulty in referring to her partner whilst she co-habited another person’s body. Particularly someone as detestable as Daniel Hill.
Leona – or Daniel – rolled their eyes.
“Only a Witch would assume it’s easy. Well, maybe a Valkyrie too. Shall we go?”
“Please.”
“All right. Whenever you’re ready.”
Amanda paused, adopted her best glower and threw the rest of her cocktail into Hill’s scrunched face.
“How dare you!” she exclaimed. “I’ve known pigs with better manners!”

Snatching up her handbag, Amanda did her best to stomp in her stilettoes towards the door.




Rosie Wylor-Owen was born in Worcester, England at the height of baggy jeans and boy-band popularity. Her work has been featured in the literary magazines The Fiction Pool, Anti-Heroin Chic and Ariel Chart, and the Manawaker Studios Podcast. Her short story "Arm-in-Arm with Alchemy" was accepted for publication by Otter Libris for inclusion in the anthology "Magical Crime Scene Investigation." In February 2018 she won third place in the Fiction Writer's Global flash fiction contest for her story "In Exchange for Your Sins".






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1 comment:

Marcy Meyer said...

Sounds really interesting. Thanks for sharing.