Beneath The Rainbow
Freya's strong-will and determination won’t let death stand in her way.
When she is killed Freya knows she needs to move on, but is caught within her mother’s grief and the discovery of terminally-ill Old Thomas. She finds she can affect the lives of those beyond her heaven and fights to reach her mother and help Thomas realise his final dream.
Meanwhile her own list of hopes is found at home and as her family begin to fulfil them, they unknowingly offer Thomas his last impossible wish.
Freya intends to create a rainbow for her mother, the last item on her list, but struggles. Her pale arcs won’t achieve closure and she perseveres for scarlet like remembrance poppies, sunset orange, sunflower yellow, green like her willow, blue like daddy’s t-shirt, indigo the shade of deepening night and the violet of Purple Ted...
Freya will reach her mother, wait for Old Thomas and be ready to move on.I've discussed this a bit with Lisa and I know the background. We've talked about the difficulty with the age range. Lisa is aware of the difficulty of dealing with death for this age. I also have issues with the rainbow aspect, and feel that it seems a little young. Ultimately it comes down to the writing, but a pitch is terrifically important and I do worry that this one doesn't quite grasp the nettle and blurs the age issues somewhat. But I also think it sounds intriguing.
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