The Fate Twister of Dolgellau
The Story of Wayne Gamm
by Owen Jones
Wayne Gamm was born on a remote sheep farm on a mountainside near Dolgellau in North Wales on a stormy night in June. The midwife and even the family itself wanted him to be delivered in hospital because he was going to be large and he was Gwynedd’s first baby, but for reason’s that will become apparent, his mother and grandmother, Rhiannon, thought that might be very dangerous.
All of Gwynedd’s family had been born on the farm, Yr Ardd Y Ddraig, The Dragon’s Garden, near Dolgellau, for as far back as they knew – a family bible put that at 324 years – and they were all either witches or warlocks.
The problem with the males though was that they were ‘loose cannons’, meaning they had difficulty focusing their powers. Wayne followed suit, although all witch babies have to learn self-control, even the females.
Gwynedd and Rhiannon had high hopes that Wayne would be more capable than his male antecedents, but it turned out that he had such great power, and so little control, that even his own family were wary of him.
He was feared and shunned at school by teachers and fellow-students alike because they knew from experience, that things could get a little weird when Wayne was around.
The more astute noticed that when he was happy, good things happened, but when he was upset, anything could befall anyone. Luckily, Wayne was a happy person by nature, but this made it worse for him, because he didn’t want to hurt people, so he refused to accept that he was causing the disruptions.
They called him Fate Twister behind his back.
Wayne grew up dejected, rejected, lonely and in denial.
This is the story of the early life of Wayne Gamm, the Fate Twister.
This is a rather unusual novel, off the beaten track