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920 words (3076 total) on a short, supernatural horror story that is currently called Ravenswood.

So I’m already at the total number of words I thought I’d be at when this was done, and I feel like I’m actually about 1/3 of the way through. So it’s still a short story, but a longer one than I thought it would be.

I like this line I wrote today, that helped me define an important aspect of the main character: He prepared to face the memories he had spent two decades trying to bury in a landfill of empty bottles.

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For those that weren’t sure if Cece was in Ezra’s Ravenswood Lair, this is Hanna getting Ali’s diary in the same spot. @hunnnnie

The lair has this section with yellow painted wood paneling, which is identical to the entrance hall, as you can see here. Interesting it’s painted yellow, too.

Pretty sure @tremolux can confirm that Cece was indeed at the lair, calling Ezra, wondering where he was, while the police conducted a manhunt for her after Wilden’s murder.

I also think Ezra has the strongest motive for killing Cece. She knew all about his lair, and she was on his payroll. The name of the LLC he created to pay her and fund his spying at this time was called Shawbee, LLC. That was Ali’s favorite beach in cape may. But we’re gonna get into this in detail when I cover Season 4.

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840 words (13796 total) on the rewrite of Ravenswood, a short supernatural horror story.

I did a lot of polishing today, and added the scene that I think I always knew needed to be in this story, but didn’t want to write, because it was so emotional. This is a supernatural horror story, but it’s also about loss, and I think I needed to write it to deal with some substantial loss I’ve experienced in my own life. I had to experience the things my protagonist experienced, so I could write about them from his point of view, and make sure they were real. In the process, I put myself through a lot of intense emotions.

I think it works, and I think it makes the story better, but I’m not sure. I’m just emotionally exhausted, and I feel like I’m simultaneously going to collapse into a sobbing heap, and throw up.

I’m pretty sure that I’m done with this draft, and I’m going to hand this off to a couple of early readers to get their feedback. Depending on what they tell me, I may undo a lot of the stuff I did today, or rework it.

In either case, I’m extremely close to being finished.

Aria: found out the guy she made out with is her new English teacher

Hanna: got hit by a car

Spencer: thought her bf was dead and went briefly crazy

Emily: literally every girl she’s dated has died, tried to drown her, has been married, or used up all her water taking showers and ended up being evil

Ezra: found out he had a son only to find out it wasn’t his son

Caleb: had to be apart of that train wreck Ravenswood

Toby: innocently ate his gf’s gummies only to find out they were pot infested and got unintentionally high on the job

Jenna: is blind

Alison: got buried by her mother after she was hit in the head with a rock, was tricked by Mona into faking her death, came back only to find her mom dead, found out she had a brother named Charles who was dead but then alive who turned out to be Cece her brother’s ex gf who was once Charles then Charlotte then cece and now Charlotte again

Jason: TRICKED INTO THINKING HIS OWN BROTHER WAS IMAGINARY AND WAS ALSO HIS COUSIN NAMED FREDDIE, FOUND OUT HIS DAD WASNT HIS DAD BUT WAS REALLY HIS SISTERS BEST FRIENDS DAD WHO LIVED NEXT DOOR WHO IS HIS HALF SISTER AND ALSO THAT HE KISSED HIS OTHER HALF SISTER MELISSA WHO HE DIDNT KNOW HE WAS RELATED TO AT THE TIME, HIS SISTER DIED, HE ALMOST DIED FALLING DOWN AN ELEVATOR SHAFT, REALLY LIKED ARIA AND HER PINK HAIR BUT SHE JUST WANTED TO DATE HER ENGLISH TEACHER, HIS SISTER CAME BACK TO LIFE, HIS MOM WAS KILLED, FOUND OUT HIS IMAGINARY FRIEND CHARLIE WAS ACTUALLY HIS REAL BROTHER NAMED CHARLES WHO WAS DEAD BUT ACTUALLY ALIVE, WAS PARALYZED BY HIS BROTHER CHARLES WHO TURNED OUT TO BE CECE HIS EX GIRLFRIEND, AND HE HAD TO FIND OUT HE DATED HIS OWN SIBLING WHILE LAYING PARALYZED ON THE GROUND IN A MENTAL HOSPITAL NEXT TO HIS ALSO PARALYZED DAD

Can we just agree Jason has had it the worst

1502 words (9752 total) on Ravenswood, a short supernatural horror story.

And that’s a completed first draft! The satisfaction of writing THE END was more than I expected, and I’m going to save this, make some copies to ensure that it’s safe, and go enjoy this feeling of accomplishment I have, before I come back to it, tear it all apart, and do the rewrite.