The story starts with Mary Abernathy.. The towns resident witch or spook.. or simply crazy woman.. With roots that tied back into Salem Witch Trials.. Mary was always kept away.. Mothers warned their children about her.. But still Mary was a beautiful woman and with beauty comes desire.. And one day someone managed to do the one thing no one ever thought would happen...Impregnate Mary Abernathy.. And 7 months later came a slightly premature set of twins.. But only one of which survived, and that little girl was Bronwyn Elizabeth Abernathy Bronwyn was born 1974.. The illegitimate birth of her child, and the death of her other baby had caused Mary to have what they would later call a psychotic break, Mary moved herself and her twins. yes her twins off the beaten path to a patch of land in the woods. Where she would then raise her daughter Bronwyn.
She continued to live in the woods where she was raised. Living off the land and occasionally someone would wander into the woods on a dare or spook to see if there truly someone there living. They were a Local Legend the Abernathy Witch who lived in the woods. People would venture out often to poke or prod and her mother would spook and scare them. But one afternoon one woman came she was old and withered.. and asked for some water.
Bronwyn gave her water, this was the first person she had seen other then her mother since she was 9 years old. She knew things about Bronwyn that no one knew.. About the voices in her head and the things she could do and offered to help her.. But in order to help her she had to come with her.. There was no reason to stay in the cottage, Mother had gone and she was left alone. The woman had told her that where they were going Carys was.. This brought her to full attention and she left with her.