I’m over the moon. Danielle Day reads my the first half of my story on the Cast of Wonders podcast site. She does a wonderful job, too, putting life in Sylvie and her Aunt Rosemarie!
If you’re wondering, the Goblin King’s looks were based on toads that I used to see at my sister’s house, way out in the country, when I was little. They were ugly at first, but compellingly beautiful, too. Especially their eyes.
The story itself came to me a few years ago, as I was walking the dog near our home, on streets lined in trees and pooled in blackness. As Halloween approached, I wondered if the rustlings and motions in the night were goblins, checking out the neighborhood. And if I didn’t believe I saw them, would they stay away?
I hope you enjoy the story!