While it does have a stark contrast to the darkness and surrealism of William’s other work, Seventh Circle isn’t all it appears to be. Michael is an awkward university student. He is lonely, socially anxious, and has no experience talking to members of the opposite sex. Michael is introduced to Mia, who is everything he could ever want. She is energetic, exciting, passionate, and much unlike him, massively experienced. Michael’s life changes as he falls madly in love with Mia, feeling the passion burn within him; it threatens to swallow him whole, but as time goes on, Michael realizes things are not what they seem to be.
Seventh Circle is William Becker’s first attempt at romance and the first short story to be released exclusively through his website.