Synopsis for `the call of the owl`
by Sam Rix
Posted: 13 September 2004
Word Count: 450
Summary: A first attempt at a synopsis for this peice, my first ever synopsis. I'm not sure if I've done enough on the characters, or if the route I'm taking is detracting from what I'm trying to achieve. Please comment on your thoughts.
Gavin Keel was an adopted child, marked by isolation and the lack of a family at a young age, he struggles to recover from the scars within. Raised by an older couple in his teen years, he has many unanswered questions about his past life, he has only a few very close friends.
Lydia and Geoff Campbell are Gavin’s two closest friends, both are ten years older than him, having worked with the local community in placing foster teens into work programmes. Gavin spent a summer working on their local farm, before beginning a career in media.
Lydia and Geoff run a large healing and rescue circle, where many healers and spiritualists help the infirm and the souls of the departed. Gavin is part of the circle, a budding healer and a dormant medium, he possess abilities they are all unaware of, abilities which will lead the development circle into a rescue that will bring death, horror and madness into their midst.
One night when Gavin receives a mental prime to enter the wrecked home of a recently deceased Mr Grant, he is transported to a full senses replay of what occurred on the night Mr Grant died. A daemon of potent power and palatable evil is revealed, Mr Grant was stripped of more than his skin, his soul was stolen away too.
Sheena Price is the circle matron, very experienced in circles and a medium, she calls for support from two not so local mediums George Clay and Albert Mayhew. Both men are also long serving psychics and when the circle revisits the reply with Gavin, they realise they do not have the skills alone to deal with the situation.
They call in Tilly, an old Romany witch and psychic, one of the most acknowledged mediums in the UK and skilled medium Nanette, an Irish grandmother steeped in folk lore.
Taylor is a young healer within the circle, she is of Nordic descent, attractive and easy to be around, she's interested in Gavin, but is confused by his ways and how he seems to be mesmerised by affection for Lydia.
The circle has some eleven members, more are called to help and this only creates a larger magnetism for the daemon to follow.
The members of the circle are gathered to identify the daemon and how they can rescue Mr Grant and remove the daemon, with devastating consequences. With mental barriers, charms and controls placed to protect them, the circle members struggle to ward off the hunter from another domain.
This is a tale of psychic awakening, ancient human beliefs and of a horror murder mystery.
Just what do you think that tingle is that runs down your spine?
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