Random Excerpt Numba Wun!


In honor of my first 50 likes on Facebook, I decided to reveal an excerpt from some random point in my book. This is also apart of the original dream I had that started it all. 🙂 Leave some comments if you like!



The caw of the crows startled Charlee who looked upward in time to glimpse the shadow of their vicious wings fluttering in disturbance. She was back in the dense woods, barefooted and curious. The light up ahead called to her and she was further along the path than before. She felt the grains of dirt vibrate from a mysterious rhythm through the soles of her naked feet and a scent of something wild in the air.


Suctioned to the dark bark of various trees, a letter had been carelessly sprayed indicating that the path had a function. She traced the letter’s swirling shape as she passed by but it began to fade with her lingering touch, as if the bark absorbed its fluorescent color.


From behind her, a loud crack interrupted the distant lure of the music and Charlee immediately froze, swallowing her breaths. A low, rolling growl bellowed from the ground beneath her as she slowly turned.

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Erika Damn Castle!

I've always been told that I'm an adventurous girl and I cannot deny any of it. I would love to see the world and experience all of the stories it has to tell me. I am a child of the arts, developing my senses in music, painting, sketching, crafting, et cetera. But writing... it was a talent I believe I was born with. I'm not saying I'm an amazing (grammatically correct) author, just that I'm a natural storyteller. I can remember from the time that I learned how to read and write, I was eager to create my own world. I would scribble out tons of poems and short stories, then forcibly share them with my family (or even with my classmates). One of those stories resulted in the creation of this blog. Black Tears. As a child with an already wild imagination, I would always have these equally crazy dreams. One of those dreams was so vivid, that I awoke in the middle of the night and jotted down everything I could remember. From that point, the dream evolved into a poem, then a short story, and then to a complete story. It is the fruit of my 20 year procrastinating labor, and has been published into a book (the first of its series). Tune in to stay updated on the growth of myself as an author and the series. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have loved creating it! XX , Erika

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