Saturday, October 29, 2022
Welcome, everyone. This week, I didn’t have time to write a new “Spook-tober Shorts” story. However, I’m sharing a short snippet from my Halloween novel, “A Peril in Ectoplasm.”
Update JUST IN: The marvelous Robbie Cheadle left me breathless with her review. Considering the emotional and stressful things life has dealt her in the past two weeks, that makes it mean even more to me. Thank you, Robbie! Read it here:
From A Peril in Ectoplasm: Just Once More
Step into the 1920s of Coral Gables, Florida with world renowned psychic medium, Daphne Moultrie. A spirit warned her that she must find a particular girl or else she will die. But what girl and where? We join Daphne on her search.
Keys of typewriters clacked in a chaotic lack of rhythm, interspersed by the ding of carriage returns. Daphne Moultrie walked down a hallway in the South Florida Practical School for Young Women.
She climbed a flight of stairs. Breathing heavily, she had to stop before she reached the top. She knewit was wrong that she should be so easily fatigued. Taking a deep breath, she propelled herself forward. When she drew near another classroom the sounds of typing were slower.
A less advanced class, she supposed. Wait, is it my imagination?
The slower keystrokes seemed to merge into a rhythm. The tempo was right… She could faintly hear the strains of Taps. Chill air touched her skin. Her gaze fell on an open window at the end of the hall. A crow alighted on the sill. Looking directly at her, it cawed at her and then flew away.
Yes, another warning.
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Seances, a psychic medium, warnings from a ghost, a manipulative fiancé, a woman who can’t go home, an older woman who might lose her job and home, a freakishly strong woman with a soul tie to an evil entity. All these things and people come together in 1920s Coral Gables, Florida.
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In case you missed it, here’s the link to my visit at Teri Polen’s Bad Moon Rising event:
“A Peril in Ectoplasm: Just Once More” Universal Purchase Links
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