The first issue of Scape has gone live and I'm in it!
"Take Apart Their Nightmares" is the story of this teenage girl, Sarah, who isn't all that happy with her dad trying to get her married off to a guy that reminds her of a fish. It's also the story of a place very much like London in the 1900s, save for the fact that every night brings the Sweepers--a group of terrifying, inhuman gypsy-creatures who strip the streets of every living thing they find. Nobody goes out after dark. Nobody even dares to peek out from their windows.
Except Sarah, because she's being a rebel. Only, being a rebel gets her caught up with monsters, throws her entire world into chaos and sends her out into the streets at dark.
It's kind of a bildungsroman thing.
Fun Fact: The title came from a lyric in the Tom Waits song "Tango 'Til They're Sore". Which, considering this is YA fiction, I find kind of funny. The song doesn't have much to do with the story, other than I listened to it a lot while writing it. But the lyric is fantastic, yeah?
Read "Take Apart Their Nightmares" and show support!