I was invited to submit a story for P. N. Elrod’s Strange Brew. I had intended to write a story about the witches at some point in time, and this invitation seemed tailor-made for it. In Mercy’s world, good witches are few and far between—and mostly on the run from the dark witches. I thought about how a white witch could gain enough power to stand up to the evil ones, and Moira was born. A moment later, Tom knocked at my (figurative) door, full-fledged and ready to go. I am going to write more about Tom and Moira eventually. But for those who want more now, they also have a guest appearance in Hunting Ground.
Tom and Moira had been together for some time when they appeared in Hunting Ground, so the events in “Seeing Eye” take place about a year before those in Moon Called.