Once again in university so I've been unable to upload anything, but I'll be more active once I get back home. Until then, the good news is: I've started - at last - writing again! And this time I'm truly excited with the story as it will have nothing within it for me to feel embarrassed by. Here's an improvised resume of (working title) "The Bird Whisperer":
Milford "Milo" Swaggers is an unusual girl - um, boy (there was some debate after the birth) who is unusual in the fact that he is not as good at being unusual as the other unusual kids. Technically, he lives in the Alterlands where witchcraft is vital, and he just doesn't seem to fit in. While others summon demons, he runs around and causes trouble. While others raise ancient spirits from the dead, he's busy smoothing his hair or spitting in the teacher's drink. While others ride dragons, he... um... talks to birds.
Which is why his parents decide to send him to the best correctional facility in Crow Valley, one of the darkest and most dangerous places in the British Alterlands. There, his life will most certainly change. Perhaps so much that he would eventually decide to end it.
But no member of the Swaggers family just dies of common suicide. Milo Swaggers needs to find a way to get out of all the messes he's made since the very beginning of his life.