Finish the story begins with: “From her small balcony, the witch watched the world go by.”
Did anyone else notice the alliteration in our first sentence. I think to continue with that and name her Winnifred. Why is it that Winnie, as she wishes to be called, waits on her balcony? Is she wondering when her Romeo will come? Oops, that’s that other story. On second thought that will work.
Backstory first: I know, I know, it’s not the best way to grab your reader. But onward or backword, here goes. Winnie grew up in a house by the seaside. A sickly girl, she died in her sixtteeth year. Walter, who mourned her death, went to sea and lost his life when his ship went down in a storm. His ghost has no home, but roams the seas, hunting for a place to rest. And Winnie waits and watches for that homecoming.
Forgive me for breaking the rules. I let back story rule here and never even got to the meat of the story. Is there a happy ending for these two lovers? Does Walter find his way home? Is there a soliloquy?