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"When she was young, the Ogre stole Ophelia's heart, leaving her empty, yet she did not transformed into a statue as it should have been.

A few years later, she comes back to the place she grew up, a little hamlet near a train station where reality and supernatural blend into each other. She must fight her past and face the Ogre to get her heart back. Time is running out."

"The Far Away Heart" is my entry for the Gothic Novel Jam ( #GothNovJam).

Here is the flickr link to the picture I used to describe a character:


Please, note that English is not my mother tongue, so writing this story at night was quite a challenge and I will upload a mistake-free, grammarly correct version if needed.


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I really enjoy dark European folk tales, & this story had that feel about it. It also reminded me of  del Toro - it was an engaging & entertaining read. :)