Free Story on Wattpad! The Song of Burning Souls

Written by on April 22nd, 2016 // Filed under Book Recommendations, Erika Viktor, Uncategorized


I am thrilled to announce that I have posted a new novella/digital short on Wattpad! The Song of Burning Souls launched this week and I will be adding chapters slowly throughout the next month! You can read it for free here. For those of you who don’t know, Wattpad is a free online platform where writers post their novels and readers can devour them for free! What a deal!

Here’s a quick synopsis:

The song haunted Andrew’s dreams. Then he found the singer: Lithe-a girl made of flame who lives in the vents of his apartment building. Slowly, she shows him the fire world, a brilliant place where there are no lonely winters. But these glimpses are as dangerous as they are tantalizing. Soon, Andrew can’t stop craving the heat.

But someone doesn’t like Andrew’s friendship with the fire girl. Someone who lives deep in the basement amid boxes belonging to other lost children. Someone who will stop at nothing to devour them both.

What is this creature? Why has he trapped Lithe? Most importantly, can Andrew play with fire without getting burned?


This story was inspired by true events! A few years ago I moved into a very old house with large hot air vents on the walls and a cantankerous furnace. One evening, as I was drifting off to sleep, I glimpsed a light behind the grate in my room (the grate on the cover is an exact likeness of the one in my house!) The light grew brilliant and bright for a brief moment, then disappeared. I pried the grate off the wall and poked my head down there but saw no light. I was alone in the house and far too scared to go back to sleep so I got up and wrote the first draft of this story. To this day I have no idea where the light came from. Maybe it was the light of inspiration!

I’ll be posting a bit more about this in the coming weeks but for now I hope you enjoy!





5 Responses to “Free Story on Wattpad! The Song of Burning Souls”

  1. I LOVED THIS STORY!!! It was very dark but I loved the ending. Please, pleaseeee do a sequel!? When?

    Posted by Evil ClownReply
    • I do want to do a sequel eventually! Probably next year! By the way, I love your name.

      Posted by Erika ViktorReply
  2. I came from Wattpad and live in Utah too. Are you going to visit schools. I liked the story but Spoiler Alert sounded really good too. Keep writing that one. Also, come to Westlake and speak.

    Posted by From WattpadReply
  3. I love the cover. I got to the fourth chapter and decided to saveit for Christmas break. Glad you finished it!!

    Posted by Barak AwesomaReply
  4. Just got done reading this and I sooooooooooooooooooooooo love it (emojiheart) plzzzz write more. PLEASE? when??

    Posted by Kenseyp4Reply

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