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Erica Forrest | 19 comments Loathly by Erica Forrest
They were brought together by the unbreakable binds of magic and destiny; surely it shouldn’t be so difficult to accept happily-ever-after?

The original tagline, the first sentence I wrote, was ‘loathly lady hates the one forced on her by magic’.

In the story I intended to write, my loathly lady equally hated her beastly form for making her less than the woman she’d once been and resented her cursebreaker for forcing her back into the role. She didn’t thank him for changing her back, she blamed him for stealing her freedom.

Perhaps she would be swayed by patient love. But, more likely, her husband would grow tired of her cruel coldness and abandon her to her lonely freedom. In the Celtic legend, the hero Diarmuid loses patience with his lady and, in his ungratefulness, causes her to become loathly again. Despite his quest to retrieve her, in the end he loses her forever.

But, as it turned out, that was not to be the story I wrote...

You can get Loathly on KU (or buy it for £1 if you feel like taking pity on a starving indie author with no budget for marketing).

I'm currently working on another fairytale retelling which will be available on my blog as I get to finishing chapters.

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Erica Forrest | 19 comments I'm getting more active on my blog. I'm starting a monthly serial, the Wordcraft Workshop, talking about writing techniques and style, with worksheets for writers. Check it out if you have an interest in story theory!

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