The Second War of the Mages, Prologue.
This is something new I've been working on for the last few weeks. It'll probably be quite some time (if ever) before you see the story appear here, because right now I have the Prologue itself written and part of Chapter 1 — and lots and lots of random notes and ideas swirling through my head, not all of which have gelled yet. But those of you who've read Caity's World know a little of what to expect when you finally do see it.
This is a big story. It takes place in present-day America (and possibly some in Europe), but it's a different America: Magic is a part of the everyday fabric of life, with potions and spells and a society of Mages in charge of it all. But even with magic, life isn't really all that different: People are born, they grow up, they get married, they have children, they grow old, and they die, just like in our world. Long ago there was a great magical war but that's ancient history for most people, who go to work and school each day and — just like people in our world — are really just trying to get by and muddle through.
If I finish it, someday, I might actually try to find a publisher for this one, because I think this one could really be a gem, a diamond in the rough. But that's a long way off. For now, I have a beginning, and that's where every story must start.
Well, so tell me what you think! Please leave a comment if you read this far!