Peek Into My Story: Cahira & the Ghosts


After many weeks of disappearing into the deep recesses of life’s demands and secret projects, I have finally resurfaced and am back to present new posts. My absence was unplanned, and the only excuse I can give besides school and college prep is writing: essays, poems, short stories, spoken word, for both the likes of enjoyment and scholarships—my attention needed to divert there for reasons remaining ambiguous and personal.

Alas, today is the day where I finally get to share one of my (unconventional) projects with you!

Isn't this such a pretty aesthetic?

“What happens when a person has an out-of-body experience?” This thought first arose while browsing many medical articles on a whim. Numerous scientific explanations came up involving the senses and neurology, but slowly this nocturnal twist festered in my mind. For some time, I just let the thought ferment in my mind, until this story about a girl with a tape recorder rolled into my mind until it could no longer stay within the breaches of my brain and joined the page in matrimony.

As the final touches are surfacing, there isn’t an official set blurb nor an official title, expect the following:

Cahira and the Ghosts. A teenaged girl has an out-of-body experience and must return to her body while evading an eminent threat of ghosts feasting on spirits to strengthen their tethers to the mortal world.

Spirits: blue and living.

Aesthetic wise, it’s a clash between Nimona by Noelle Stevenson, the Bone series by Jeff Smith, Doug TenNapel's Ghostopolis, and Ghosts by Raina Telemeger—it deals with the subject of ghosts and spirits without getting too relatively dark or sinister but still has the threats and stakes of the story still incredibly heightened.


Meet the spirited protagonist, Cahira. She’s feisty when provoked and talkative to everyone she meets, but never allows a word in edge wise when conflicting opinions strike her. Unlike past characters, silence is not a comfort. Instead, she deems it as a burden that causes her most private affairs to surface, things she’d like to avoid at all costs. She has an obsession over pears and pairs, as well as has an affinity for a certain cassette tape (the question of why shall remain a mystery for the time being). Her extroversion will pose a challenge as keeping the vigorous energy up is a difficult task (which will make sense once the story is revealed).

I love not revealing anything!

Ghosts. Notice the coloration difference?

The differentiation between spirits and ghosts are integral to understand the story. Spirits are the living who have an out-of-body experience. They can remain out of their bodies for some time and walk around, but too prolonged and consequences arise. Ghosts are those who have not accepted they are deceased and make the return to the body difficult by prowling on spirits. The only shared qualities are their resistance to light and the fact that they cannot hurt nor physically touch those in the land of the living.

Who are they? How do they play into the story? If only you knew what I'm about ready to do to them... *insert evil laugh*

Of course, there are a few side characters, but despite the small ensemble, the personalities are well-developed: the boy with the piano. The girl who always complains. The young man with clear spectacles. Each of these descriptions do not begin to envelop the essence of each character, but they will make an appearance, and they will listen.

I did make a (slightly terrible) teaser trailer, which can all be found down below.


Yes, there is a date when this will be released: November 3rd! I’ve never released a full-story for the public to hear, so this will be a first! More details can be accessed will be available on the blog once more information is solidified. If you're wondering what platform it'll be on, do not worry. If you've paid attention and heard what I've said, then the answer should be clear.

Have you ever tried to write in a different genre? Are you excited for Cahira & the Ghosts? What have you been up to recently in the blogging world? Can you guess where to access the story? (If you do, brownie points and points for your Hogwarts house!)

26 comments:

  1. omw THAT SOUNDS SO CREEPILY AMAZING. And those aesthetics *flails* PLAIN BEAUTY <333 this was such a lovely post, and your blog is so pretty, and you are so inspirational *hugs*

    lisa

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    1. IT HONESTLY IS. And are you kidding??? You, Lisa, are all of those things and more. *hugs back*

      xoxo Abigail Lennah

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    1. I AM TOO BUT THE FACT THAT I HAVEN’T REVEALED THE PROJECT YET JUST SHOWS HOW BUSY I AM WITH LIFE AHHHHHH.

      xoxo Abigail Lennah

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  3. AAAHHHHHH!! That sounds so cool! I love stories that have to do with things like ghosts (is that weird?) so I'm super excited to see what you have written. :) Also your aesthetic is AMAZING!

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    1. AHHHHH! Honestly, ghost stories are really interesting. There’s a lot of creepiness associated with them, so I haven’t read many ghost stories. And shhh, are you sure it’ll be presented written? xD

      xoxo Abigail Lennah

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  4. WOW! GIRL, THIS IS SO EXCITING! I'M SO HAPPY FOR YOU, ALL OF IT LOOKS AMAZING!

    ~ Pip

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    1. HONESTLY THIS STORY IS SO EXCITED AND AMAZING AND ALL OF THE FEELS YAY! *throws confetti*

      xoxo Abigail Lennah

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  5. I WANT THIS. I NEEDS THIS IN MY LIFE. CAHIRA AND THE GHOSTS LOOKS WONDERFUL AND GLORIOUS. And ACK, I just can't wait until Nov. 3rd! HOW WILL I SURVIVE THAT LONG?? *flails*

    ~ Savannah | Scattered Scribblings

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    1. Sadly, I’m going to have to delay the release date— but don’t worry! Once December passes, everything should be fine and it should be going up for real. xD

      xoxo Abigail Lennah

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  6. I AM SO EXCITED! IT LOOKS SO GOOD, AND I CAN'T WAIT TO FIND OUT MORE. I HAVE SO MANY QUESTIONS.

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    1. IT’S GOOD TO HAVE MANY QUESTIONS. BUT YOU’LL PROBABLY BE CONFUSED WITH THE RESPONSE BECAUSE SUSPENSE. MWAHAHAHA.

      xoxo Abigail Lennah

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  7. OMG THIS GIRL. THIS. *screams* GENIUS. xD Honestly Abby this sounds incredibly cool <3 I CAN"T WAIT TO HEAR MORE, YOU ARE TORTURING US! xoxoxox

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    1. I’ll do a follow up post about it soon! For now, we’ll just have to wait.... (I’m just swamped with school and dealt with my mental breakdown the time I was supposed to be working on Cahira and the Ghosts).

      xoxo Abigail Lennah

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  8. EEK I AM SO EXCITED FOR THIS!!!!!!!! It looks SO FABULOUSLY COOL and like it would be sooo fun to write and stuffs and hearing you talk about your story makes me just ITCH to write again!! Thanks for the inspiration, I need to go write till my eyes drop out now.
    byeeeeee

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    1. ESTHER!!! Everything I’ve drafted so far has been so fun to write... to the point that sometimes I spook myself out writing at ten o’clock at now. I BELIEVE IN YOU! DO ALL THE WRITERLY THINGS!!!

      xoxo Abigail Lennah

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  9. THIS. SOUNDS. AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!! XD

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  10. THE HYPE IS TOO REAL
    i hope this is a board bc i am going to follow the heck out of your pinterest

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    1. LOL I made my Pinterest board private because #spoilers.... *insert evil laugh here*

      xoxo Abigail Lennah

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  11. THIS. LOOKS. SO. COOL.

    Can't wait till you release it!

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    1. It’s coming soon. REAL SOON. I promise. I just need to catch up on school.

      xoxo Abigail Lennah

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  12. Oh wow this looks really cool!!! I love the aesthetic. :D Can't wait to read it!

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    1. Thank you, Melissa! This is probably the best aesthetic I’ll ever make, to be honest. :D And as I told Nabila, are you SURE it will be something to read it it’s final format? I guess you’ll have to listen and wait to find out. xDDD

      xoxo Abigail Lennah

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xoxo Abigail Lennah