By Casey Watson
Bestselling writer and instructor Casey Watson stocks the scary precise tale of Kiera Bentley, a 12-year-old woman with a deeply surprising mystery she’s too younger to even understand.
When Casey first meets Kiera, a small mild woman who’s simply lashed out at a fellow student in meeting, she instantly senses something’s fallacious. anything in Kiera’s eyes indicators Casey that this can be an “old head on younger shoulders”, and with Kiera’s consistent tiredness and self-soothing behavior of pulling her hair out, she follows her intuition and takes Kiera lower than her wing.
At first the reply turns out basic sufficient; Kiera’s mom and dad aren’t jointly and so they don’t get on, which makes lifestyles difficult for Kiera as she’s so on the subject of her dad. yet because the weeks roll on, Casey starts off to appreciate that there’s whatever a lot darker happening in the back of closed doorways. And while she ultimately learns the reality, she’s terrified she won’t manage to store Kiera from it.
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My ears are glued to the speakers in my car. The music coming out has me transfixed because of course it’s my own. Really, really mine. After years of home-recording my guitar riffs, today was the first time that I’ve had the chance to professionally record my guitars, bass, and piano over real drums—my drums! In my car, lost in the night, I’m listening to a thrashing band that hangs together with unholy cohesion. It’s been a busy day. M. for my kind) I loaded my trusty Gibson SG guitar, Fender Telecaster bass, a tiny little Fender Champ amp, a cheesy drum box, and my real drums into my purple VW and drove down to Surrey Sound Studio.
Closer, there is a broken fan that we can feel vibrating. Over these vaguely sinister rhythms a tinkling progression of chords on a toy piano is all it takes to combine with Matt’s yearning performance to create a wave of poignancy. I have no idea how you are supposed to score a movie, so I just made this whole scheme up as a theory of a practical solution to an artistic problem. It turns out that my method is so far from how you’re supposed to do it that no one has ever done it like this—which makes me the Che Guevara of film scoring.
How do you like that? My first brush with honestly earned fame, and I’m sneaking! For one thing, my reputation in London right now is suspect, and I don’t want to taint this new brand that is working so well for me. I’m the chief mercenary behind that fake punk band The Police, and while the musicians here generally respect our chops, the rock press has already written us off as not cool. The Police is actually kind of dead in the water right now—which is going to change because Stingo, out of nowhere, has started writing some pretty incredible songs.
A Stolen Childhood: A Dark Past, a Terrible Secret, a Girl Without a Future by Casey Watson