“Imaginative, sharp, and full of heartrending subtext, Widdicks is an exciting new voice in speculative fiction.” – Meghan O’Flynn, best-selling author of The Ash Park Series.
Turns out, not all doors lead somewhere new . . .
The room is dark.
Not the kind of dark which is simply an absence of light, but the kind of dark which has a physical presence. It’s more alive than I am, wrapping its cold arms around me and holding me captive. Formless and still, not even my breath moves in the room. The only visible light seeps under a door at the far end of the room.
Silent at first, my feet touch the ground for the first time as I approach the sliver of gold. Rough soles scrape against the hard surface and the impact of each step travels up my body, waking it as if from a deep sleep. Only once I reach the door does my hand materialize in the dark. Shimmery and ethereal like a mirage.
With a push the door swings wide and the fierce light blinds me again . . .
In the vein of The Twilight Zone and Black Mirror, Come Away With Me will leave you wondering what’s real, what’s a lie, and what will call you back time and time again.