THIS HALLOWED EARTH; Character Intros
(excerpts liable to change as this is a first draft)
JOSEPHINE SPINNER; The Miracle Mystery
EXCERPT: "Our Josephine," they would say as she flew past, as if they knew her. As if she were made for them. "Look at her, our Josephine."
PLAYLIST: Maybe Sprout Wings by The Mountain Goats / Jezebel by Iron & Wine / In A Week by Hozier & Karen Cowley / Fade Into You by Mazzy Star
NATHAN DARE; The Golden Boy
EXCERPT: Eddie had never seen twins who looked more alike. It didn't matter that Isaac's hair brushed past his shoulders when he let it down, or that Nathan filled out his clothes with an athletes body; they had the same face, the same hands, the same smell. It was when they smiled that Eddie knew they weren't the same boy reflected. Isaac smiled like he knew it would piss someone off. Nathan smiled like he desperately hoped it wouldn't.
PLAYLIST: Caleb Trask by The Crane Wives / A King of Hunger by Penny and Sparrow / Call Them Brothers by Regina Spektor & Only Son / Rue by Girl In Red
ISAAC DARE; The Reflection Gift
EXCERPT: Isaac was used to the way they would stare. Waiting for something he didn't know how to give. Josephine had been their miracle, the people of St Clair. Isaac was Nathan's miracle, a little bit his Mother's, never his Father's. There was no denying that he belonged to St Clair, but he had never belonged to its people. And they waited for what that would mean.
PLAYLIST: The Horror and the Wild by The Amazing Devil / In Dreams by Ben Howard / Body by Mother Mother / Asystole by Hayley Williams
OEDIPA YANG; The Outsider
EXCERPT: Oedipa Yang had never been in love, but she had been in hate. In hate with the town that had swallowed her mother when she was nine. In hate with her dad, who decided without her consent to pass her off to her aunt in said hateful town. And in hate with Josephine Spinner, the girl who wouldn't shut up even though she was dead.
PLAYLIST: Woman King by Iron & Wine / 10 Feet Tall by Cavetown / Coming of Age by Maddie Medley / Fly by bloodwitch
ROWAN WHITLOCK; The Valedictorian
EXCERPT: Rowan was looking at the stars and Isaac was looking at Rowan. He had never seen him so peaceful before. Rowan was purpose made flesh, intent in every line, motion to the marrow of his bones. He had never slowed down for anyone in his life but there he was, leaned up against the hood of his car with Isaac, perfectly still beneath the pinprick sky.
PLAYLIST: Give Me One Reason by Tracy Chapman / Me And My Friends Are Lonely by Matt Maeson / Deviltown by Cavetown / Required by Heavy Chest
FLETCHER RAMIREZ; The Liar
EXCERPT: "I used to howl at the moon," she said, hitching the shovel determinedly onto her shoulder. "I used to climb to the tallest branches of the tallest trees. I used to come home with leaves in my hair and St Clair under my fingernails. I'm not the girl who smiles and stands to the side and I am sick of pretending that I am."
PLAYLIST: Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up) by Florence + The Machine / Bite The Hand by Boygenius / Burned Out by Dodie / Wild Parts by Maddie Medley
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