Time for a ChangeA.J. Hall
Time for a Change is a crossover between Antonia Forest novels, Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus and Netflix’s Lucifer, written for the 2017 Antonia Forest Fanworks Challenge.
Note: The original prompt was: “In Autumn Term, Pomona is depicted as the archetypal self-important, highly-strung new girl, ready to ‘have her corners rubbed off’. She rises to Tim’s bait, and under provocation she shouts, stamps her foot, and has a physical fight over a desk. But by the time we meet her again in End of Term it’s as though she’s become a different person, and in the later books (and our collective headcanon) she’s Pomona the Unflappable.
“How does this transformation come about? I don’t buy the implication that a year of public-spirited bullying by her classmates has turned her into a Decent Sort. Apart from the moral issues with this approach, there’s plenty of textual precedent to argue that if a trope exists as a boarding-school cliche, it’s either negated or subverted at Kingscote.”
Throughout her second term at Kingscote, Pomona Todd worries that any improvement in her academic performance will bring her into Form IIIB, and so once more into the ambit of Tim Keith and Lawrie Marlow. During a family holiday on the Scilly Isles she meets a dark stranger who asks what she would be prepared to offer, to solve her bullying problems for good.
Warnings: The author chooses not to warn.
The original central cover photograph is of Hell Bay, Bryher, Isles of Scilly by Andrew Bone . The fonts used in this book are from the Source Serif Pro font family by Frank Grießhammer.
The images and fonts were used under license detailed on their respective website pages at the date of this book publication.
As usual, Russ from shoes for industry designed the book cover, produced the books and compiled the on-line work.
The opinions, prejudices, faults and spelling herein are all my own work, and I apologise in advance for them.
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- First Edition: 10th Sep 2017
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