Fourth book?

I admit I am having difficulty creating a fourth book in the “People of the Water” Cycle.

Possible events and threats and one mysterious character that are described in the third novel imply the probability of great evil in the future, and I do not know how to write evil.

Most of my characters are as baffled by evil as I am.

I have always thought of myself as a good person, and have always wanted to be one.

I don’t understand evil for the sake of evil, self for the sake of self, hate for the sake of hate, harm for the sake of harm, murder for the sake of murder.

But that is undoubtedly what would have to lie ahead in the Cycle.

It seems there is so much of it in literature, I wanted to write something different. But there is a lot of it in the world as well, and it would be a cheat to avoid it forever.


About W. Keith Brenton

W. Keith Brenton is a retired communication specialist, minister and passenger train conductor, living and writing in the historic resort village Eureka Springs, Arkansas. He is the widowed adoptive dad of Matt and Laura, and Pop-Pop to one grandchild. He enjoys drinking the local water, but unfortunately doesn’t look any younger than his actual age.
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