The Making of Michael Bishop
A Realm Walker Short Story
Genre: urban fantasy, dark fantasy
Date of Publication: August 30, 2014
Number of pages: 20
Book Description: Keep your distance. Don’t look him in the eye. Feed him and leave.
Michael D’Augustino is a priest in the time of the Inquisition. Marked as weak for his refusal to torture those charged with sorcery, heresy, devil worship or worse, he’s given another task. Feed the prisoner in the cell in the darkest corner of the dungeon. With the edict comes a set of instructions.
Ever obedient, Michael does exactly as he is told. Until the night his charge doesn’t eat and Michael has to enter the cell to find out why. Instead of the beast he believes to be imprisoned there, he finds a man. A broken, tormented man who asks for help.
But all is not as it seems and, before the night is through, Michael will be changed forever.
So this is the story of how Michael Bishop became Michael Bishop. He was a shy, compassionate person who was a child of a priest and a poor woman. As long as Michael did everything his father the priest told him, his mother received money to help her live. Poor Michael had to watch torture and murder and horror, until he shows compassion to his prisoner, who changes his life forever.
This is a short story, but it’s good none the less. It’s dark and gritty and goes to look into the past of how things were compared to the present. It’s definitely interesting and a little gruesome and adds to the realm walker series in a good way 🙂 4.5 CREEPTASTIC PAWS, only because I wanted more!! 🙂
About the Author:
Kathleen Collins has been writing since Kindergarten. And while her ability has drastically improved, her stories are still about monsters and the people who play with them.
The rare instances that she actually finds some spare time, she spends it playing with her two boys. Three if you count her husband.
She is currently hard at work on her next book.