Novel Excerpt: Shadows

Sometimes Nesrin just looked at her own shadow, the part of her that always reflected her jinn half, even when she wore the body of her human half. She pinched her arm. Yep, her human body was still physical and solid, but the shadow always reflected her jinn form nonetheless. “Everyone says jinn are rebellious spirits,” she told the shadow. “Guess that includes rebelling against the laws of physics.” She nodded her head. At least the shadow followed her movements. “You know I can never blend in with you.” She probably imagined it, but she thought she heard a version of her own voicing asking, “And that’s bad?”

Excerpt from the manuscript The Students and the Jinn (working title). 

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David Wesley Woolverton

I recently completed the masters program at the University of South Alabama with a concentration in creative writing. I completed my undergraduate work at Spring Hill College in 2017 with a double major in creative writing and theology. My primary interests include trains, books, and daydreaming. I grew up in the Fowl River area of Alabama surrounded by family members telling stories, which is where my love of my craft began.

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