Rating: 7/10 Title: Black Roses
Author: Jaime Samms
Genre: Fantasy romance
URL: Oddlands Magazine Issue 4
Other Information/warnings: none
Summary: An artist, captive of a powerful being, weaves magic as he paints and hopes for release
This is a slight fairy tale with a wicked ogre stealing the life energy of hapless victims, called by the art created by the ‘captive prince’ – our unnamed artist narrator. It’s too short for a complex plot but a lot is suggested in a small space, and the language and imagery are lovely.
This is the author’s first pro piece, so I invite you all to give it a try. After all, it’s free!