Let's just pause there for a moment.
I'm not exactly dark and spooky. The closest I've ever gotten was with my magic dagger/interesting demon-ish sort of guy with a couple writing prompts. Two to be exact.
Still, I was intrigued. Could I write something dark?
After months of struggling and deleting and banging my head against the wall, the answer was a resounding no. However, I was able to write something supernatural. Something paranormal. Something just a little bit different. In fact, I got on such a roll, I ended up writing nearly 20K words in a little over a week. I couldn't stop.
But I did.
For the moment.
I stopped, edited, deleted, edited, and finally came up with something I felt would be worthy of submitting.
And today, it's available on Amazon and Goodreads.
Also, yes. I'm doing a happy dance right about now. A spooky happy dance.
"Ain’t nothing in the dark that ain’t there in the light..."
Stories of darkness and light — physical... otherworldly... and in the human spirit. From dangerous to romantic to chilling, this collection showcases seven absorbing tales and an unforgettable cast of characters.
In Kate Shrewsday's To Hear the Dead Proclaim, a trans-Atlantic air traveler comforts her seat mate with a sympathetic ear. His story allows her into the mind of a genius, but some conversations are best left unspoken.
In Flutters, Angela Amman takes us into the steamy Savannah heat, where the last surviving daughter in a family of women with extraordinary powers struggles to maintain her mother's legacy at all costs.
Helen has lived her life obsessed with a statue, going so far as to travel the world for a glimpse of it in person. The consequences of her trip reveal an ancient curse and leave Helen's life forever changed in Mandy Dawson's Awakening.
Previously published as a stand-alone short, Cameron D. Garriepy's Requiring of Care follows Lucy Montgomery to an unusual job interview. The would-be nanny is pulled into the world of Violet, a little girl who holds fragments of a haunting story.
Bad Deal, an excerpt from Andra Watkins' forthcoming debut novel To Live Forever, introduces us to an unusual little girl named Emmaline Cagney. Emmaline longs to fly from the dark side of her mother's affections, but what strangers lurk in the shadows?
From Kameko Murakami: A terrible accident robbed Danaë of her life, but not by killing her. Instead she is cursed, invisible to the world, with one exception: the dying. When her path crosses that of the one living man who knows she's there, Danaë must decide if she is to remain Unseen. [Previously published.]
"Ain’t nothing in the dark that ain’t there in the light, Edie." Nyctophobic Eden Summerhill has nowhere to go but the lonely family farmhouse she's inherited, but the darkness is waiting there for her in Love Apples by Elizabeth Yon.