Poison Apple Potion
in the Black Cat Crossing Halloween Anthology
A fairytale retelling of Snow White! Black cats, magick, and Halloween!
A bad apple is about to ruin my Halloween, and my fairytale ending depends on the luck of a homeless black kitten.
I may have been named after a fairytale, but life didn’t get the memo. Mine even came with a wicked stepmother who left a lasting impression, scarring my renowned beauty.
As luck would have it, I’ve managed to ditch her and surrounded myself with people who care about me, and the orchard my father left me is thriving. However, there may be a bad apple in the bunch that's rotten to the core.
The trouble started shortly after hiring a new farmhand to help with the Halloween season, one with secrets and a cute black kitten he claims isn’t his. The cat thinks otherwise and his intentions seem pure, but the evidence is adding up against both of them.
If my magick can’t root out a malicious poison in the apples, my sleepy hometown may pay the price for revenge. But is my fairytale ending sure to end with a dose of bad luck?