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Marcia and Me: Chapter Two

by Danni88, AlexTheGreat, CarolineGlitterGirl, KatieC


Danni sat down at her computer and logged onto YWS. She began browsing the Green Room for things to review, smiling as a thought struck her - it would be fun to write a story about all this. Of course, all the YWSers thought she was just an ordinary human, so she'd have to pass it off as fiction.

"What are you doing?" 

Danni jumped. "God, Marcia! A little warning!" 

Marcia laughed. "I can be very sneaky. What is that you're looking at?" 

Danni grinned. "It's a social media. You write stories and other members review them. It's really cool." 

Marcia nodded. "Sounds fun." 

There was a creak as Danni's bedroom door swung open. Cassie was standing in the doorway. "Knock, knock," she called. 

Danni panicked. Marcia was standing there in plain sight. "Cassie! Go away!" 

"Why?" her sister asked, strolling in and peering at the screen. "Can I use your computer? I have to type up my history essay." 

"Use the one downstairs," said Danni, shooting a glance at Marcia. Cassie hadn't even reacted. It was like she couldn't see the strange girl standing smack bang in the middle of the room. 

Marcia winked. 

"Mark's playing his stupid computer games and he won't let me have it. Please, Dan? I'll lend you my skateboard?"

"Alright," Danni said, smiling. Cassie always got her own way. "But no reading all my emails again, you hear?" 

"Yes, boss," Cassie grinned, sitting down at the computer. She still hadn't noticed Marcia. 

Danni beckoned surreptitiously to Marcia. "See you in a bit, Cass." 

Once they had left the room, she rounded on Marcia. "How did you do that? She couldn't even see you!" 

Marcia laughed. "It's a simple spell. Only the people I want to see me can see me. They can still hear me, though. That was a very easy one, a beginner could do it. To go utterly undetected would require serious skills, way beyond my level." 

A wistful look came into her eyes. "Someone I knew once could do it. The greatest witch I ever knew." 

"Can you teach me?" Danni asked eagerly. 

"What, to go completely undetected? Do you have two years to practice?" 

"No!" she laughed. "The simple one." 

"Oh, right. Of course I can." 

After about fifteen minutes of practising the spell over and over, Danni walked downstairs invisible to everyone except Marcia.

Katie was sitting in the back room watching a David Attenborough programme. Danni walked in and waved. 

No reaction. 

Danni grinned at Marcia.  It was working! She did a few star jumps. 

No reaction. 

There was a bleep from her pocket. She froze. 

Katie looked up, frowning. Where had that come from? Danni quickly ran out of the room and made herself visible again, collapsing laughing into a chair. She pulled out her phone. Caz had sent a text: 

Meet me at the alley up by the supermarket. Something weird going on. 

She texted back, OK, be there in five minutes x 

"Mum!" she called. "I'm going out!" 

"OK!" her mum called. "Be back in time for dinner!" 

"I will!" 

Danni grabbed her coat and shoes from by the front door. "Coming, Marcia? Caz spotted something weird by the supermarket." 

"Sure," said Marcia with a smile. 

By the time they got to the supermarket it was beginning to get dark. The usually bustling shop was deserted. Not even any staff tidying up or running the tills. 

Danni shivered. This was spooky. She got out her phone to call Caz. 

It went straight to voicemail. 

"OK," she said, trying to stop her voice from shaking. "We'll split up. Marcia, you go up that side, and I'll check this bit. Call me if you see anything suspicious." 

Marcia nodded and disappeared round the back. 

Danni walked up the alley, casting nervous glances over her shoulder. Dark storm clouds were gathering overhead. She sent a text to Alex: 

Caz told me to meet her by the supermarket and there was something weird happening, but she's not there and the place is deserted? Are you with her? What's going on? Tried calling her but her phone's off. 

The reply came through almost immediately: 

OMW she told me too. BE CAREFUL. Might be some kind of monster. 

OK, try and get here soon. Really scary here. she wrote back. 

She tried Caz again. 

"Hi, Caroline here. I can't take your call right now, so leave me a message or send me a text and I'll get back to you. BEEP!" 

There was a growl from behind her. 

She froze in terror. Slowly, she turned around. 

A huge wolf was standing behind her. The top of her head came up to its shoulders. It growled again menacingly and padded towards her. 

She screamed. 


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Hi! So I finally have time to review a few of these :)

Specifics

1. I think a dash between 'struck her' and 'it would be fun' in the first paragraph would flow better. You have a lot of sentences the same kind of length at the moment and that would give you a longer one to be a good contrast.

2.

"Alright," Danni said, smiling. Cassie always got her own way. "But no reading all my emails again, you hear?" [/Quote[ Logging out of the e-mail account would solve that ;)

3. It would be nice to have some description of how the spell is learned or what it requires. Do you have to imagine yourself as invisible and hold that impression in your mind? Or does it require releasing a certain amount of energy into the air. Does it take energy to maintain it or is it easy once it's cast but only lasts a certain amount of time? Understanding how magic works in your world will help to draw the readers in.

4.
Danni grinned at Marcia. It was working! She did a few star jumps.
That would make noise. I thought it only made people unable to see, not unable to hear so there should be a reaction to the star jumps.

Overall

This is a good chapter! Learning the spell seems like some nice fore-shadowing for when Danni is going to need it in the future and there's enough conflict here to keep it interesting while still slipping in a little character detail along the way. I think there could be a touch more description and it could move just a little more slowly to allow for that but the overall plot advances are working well so good job!

All the best,
Heather




Danni88 says...


Thanks! I%u2019ll make the necessary changes.



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Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:07 pm
WonderCassie says...



WHy am I not the protagonist? sERIOUSLY DAN




Danni88 says...


Cos it%u2019s my story and my alter ego duh sis
I can give you some powers if you want. Dya wanna be a Witch?



WonderCassie says...


Yh thx plz
Btw love Marcia lol is she based off anyone



Danni88 says...


Nope



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Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:42 pm
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AnimalQueen here!

Great work and keep it up! Some problems here, though. First of all, there are a lot of characters. That itself isn't a problem, I just wish you would introduce them better, give them a little backround, that kind of stuff. I also think it would make more sense to tell Marcia what kind of social media you were on, not just social media.

As for

'OMW she told me too.BE CAREFUL. Might be some kind of monster.'

I'm not sure what the phrase OMW means. Then again, I live in America and you're in London.

I also wish there were more details surrounding the wolf you saw. I'd like to know what color or was. Maybe it had some kind of distinguishing scar, or its fur was matted.

Those are the only problems I had with the story, and over all, I think it was very good. Like the previous chapter, it was very suspenseful and I can't wait for the next chapter.

AnimalQueen out!




Danni88 says...


Thanks for the review! OMW means On my way



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Hi Danni88.
This is a really good piece of work and I really enjoyed reading it. I noticed you are writing currently for 'everyone,' I think if you wanted to write for a slightly older audience one day you have lots of good potential to work with. This story is a really interesting concept and I am already looking forward to seeing what happens to Danni next!
ABC123




Danni88 says...


Thank you! :D would you like me to add you to the tagging list?



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Yes please



ABC123 says...


Just to check what does that mean exactly?



Danni88 says...


Oh! It basically means that when I publish the next chapter, I tag you and anyone else in the list like this: @ABC123 . It basically gives you a notification that the next chapter is out.



ABC123 says...


Okay thank you, then yes I would like to be added to the tagging list



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""Can you teach me?" Danni asked eagerly.

"What, to go completely undetected? Do you have two years to practice?"

"No!" she laughed. "The simple one."

"Oh, right. Of course I can."

After about fifteen minutes of practising the spell over and over, Danni walked downstairs invisible to everyone except Marcia.

Katie was sitting in the back room watching a David Attenborough programme. Danni walked in and waved.

No reaction.

Danni grinned at Marcia. It was working! She did a few star jumps.

No reaction.

There was a bleep from her pocket. She froze.

Katie looked up, frowning. Where had that come from? Danni quickly ran out of the room and made herself visible again, collapsing laughing into a chair. She pulled out her phone. Caz had sent a text:

Meet me at the alley up by the supermarket. Something weird going on.

She texted back, OK, be there in five minutes x

"Mum!" she called. "I'm going out!"

"OK!" her mum called. "Be back in time for dinner!"

"I will!"

Danni grabbed her coat and shoes from by the front door. "Coming, Marcia? Caz spotted something weird by the supermarket."

"Sure," said Marcia with a smile.

By the time they got to the supermarket it was beginning to get dark. The usually bustling shop was deserted. Not even any staff tidying up or running the tills.

Danni shivered. This was spooky. She got out her phone to call Caz.

It went straight to voicemail.

"OK," she said, trying to stop her voice from shaking. "We'll split up. Marcia, you go up that side, and I'll check this bit. Call me if you see anything suspicious."

Marcia nodded and disappeared round the back.

Danni walked up the alley, casting nervous glances over her shoulder. Dark storm clouds were gathering overhead. She sent a text to Alex:

Caz told me to meet her by the supermarket and there was something weird happening, but she's not there and the place is deserted? Are you with her? What's going on? Tried calling her but her phone's off.

The reply came through almost immediately:

OMW she told me too. BE CAREFUL. Might be some kind of monster.

OK, try and get here soon. Really scary here. she wrote back.

She tried Caz again.

"Hi, Caroline here. I can't take your call right now, so leave me a message or send me a text and I'll get back to you. BEEP!"

There was a growl from behind her.

She froze in terror. Slowly, she turned around.

A huge wolf was standing behind her. The top of her head came up to its shoulders. It growled again menacingly and padded towards her.

She screamed."

This is amazing. The emotion, the love, the intensity. Just AMAZING! Keep writing. I look forward for more of your work!




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Thanks! Do you want me to add you to the tagging list?



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Yes please



Danni88 says...


Sure!



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Danni88 says...



@Rydia @izanami @AlexTheGreat @KatieC @CarolineGlitter @ThatGeekyGirl @269609




LakeOfCancer says...


okay...now i feel bad for no responding to the other ones sooner.



Danni88 says...


No that's entirely my bad! I just forgot to add you! Not your fault!




"For a short space of time I remained at the window watching the pallid lightnings that played above Mont Blanc and listening to the rushing of the Arve, which pursued its noise way beneath. The same lulling sounds acted as a lullaby to my too keen sensations; when I placed my head upon my pillow, sleep crept over me; I felt it as it came and blessed the giver of oblivion."
— Mary Shelley, Frankenstein