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20th Century (multiple decades)

Mike Gutowski

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Tihomir, at the age of puberty, discovers the first-born family curse and the horrible implications it poses for his future. Fate then causes him to suffer a biological alteration. He unknowingly passes on the alteration to Sylvia, his daughter. A local Church Brother helps each to learn a path for their survival and the survival of humanity.


Apocalyptic, Erotica, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi,,Horror,Erotica,Sci-fi,Fantasy,Action

Short Summary

Protagonist, anti-hero Tihomir's story begins when his is age 11 and begins to realize he will inherit his father's Onionhead demon possession curse. He travels to the City Library and searches for The Slavic Book of Curses as means to unravel the constraints of his life predicament.

Tihomir survives his ordeals. He succeeds in saving the world, aided by his illegitimate daughter, anthropologist Sylvia, who becomes an ally of The Holy See in Rome, then works in tandem with Slavic god Triglav, monastic monk Brother Hugo, gargoyles Tritsch and Tratsch, and warrior Murker.



Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain,,Internal Journey/Rebirth,Rebellion Against 'The One',Tragedy

Plot - Other Elements

Meaningful Message, Coming of Age, Happy Ending, Philosophical Questions,,Coming of Age,Philosophical Questions

Mature Audience Themes

Nudity, Sexual Abuse, Extreme Violence,Extreme Violence

Main Character Details

Name: Tihomir Goralski

Age: 11

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Lone Wolf, Underdog, Adventurous, Complex, Desperate, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Heroic, Insecure,Adventurous,Clumsy,Desperate,Insecure,Secretive

Additional Character Details

Name: Sylvia is Tihomir's illegitimate daughter. The government tried to abort her.

Age: 25

Gender: Female

Role: Skeptic

Key Traits: Confident, Educated, Heroic, Lone Wolf, Unapologetic, Clumsy, Skillful, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Perseverance, Selfless, Badass, Naive, Underdog, Adventurous,Badass,Complex,Heroic,Educated,Lone Wolf,Skillful,Sexy,Modest

Additional Character Details

Name: Brother Henry

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Role: mentor

Key Traits: Educated, Gracious, Modest, Strong Moral Code, Charming, Empathetic, Engaging, Religious, Confident,Charming,Empathetic,Strong Moral Code,Religious

Additional Character Details

Name: Doctor Zeis

Age: 50

Gender: Male

Role: mentor

Key Traits: Masculine, Perseverance, Secretive, Skillful, Underdog, Aspiring, Educated, Lone Wolf,Aspiring,Complex,Educated

Development Pitch

Part First: Onionhead. Tihomir learns at age 13 he will inherit his father's curse as vessel for ancient demon Onionhead. Tihomir enters a state of despair after his police officer father is killed by Onionhead. Tihomir becomes obsessed to find a cure against the 600 year old family curse. Part Second: Zoner. Tihomir, now mentally scarred by Onionhead's dominant presence, becomes exposed to a mysterious blue liquid while completing an employment assignment task as an insurance investigator at Doctor Zeis' chemistry lab. Tihomir disappears because the blue liquid and Onionhead battle within Tihomir's body and soul for dominance. The struggle turns him into a Cratch: a creature part crow, part rat, and part roach. While Tihomir learns the ways of the Cratch, he discovers his father's police officer friends tried to set up his father to be murdered to avoid exposure of their own illegal activities. Tihomir wrecks revenge upon them. Further city damages caused by mentally unstable Tihomir result in FBI investigation. A fight to the death results in significant injury to Tihomir. Roman Catholic Brother Henry happens upon the injured but alive Tihomir laying in a street. Much later, after Tihomir's erotic evening with a downtown club stripper, his daughter Sylvia is born of Cratch blood. Bro. Henry informally tutors her to become a scientist who will investigate and resolve apocalyptic premonitions of Earth destruction. Part Third: Ave Megiddo. Sylvia's journey and destiny begins.

About The Author

Dad; retired insurance investigator; past experiences include Adjunct Instructor in Legal Writing; newsletter creator/ publisher for varied organizations; middle school cross country and track and field coach; Toastmaster; JD Law; BA English.

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

Information not completed

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: Mike Gutowski

Year Published: 2019

Hard Copy Available