SECOND CHANCE: A COLLECTION OF SHORT DARK TALES
I got the inspiration to launch this min-series back in the summer. I blogged about it, you can read the full story here.
What I have for you is this;
A series of connected short stories, dark and twisted but they lead to a destination – a point in time that culminates at Christmas.
The stories are set late in the year 1975. The first four are available as separate stories, but if you want to read the whole series you need to read Second Chance
Each story stands alone, but there is a chronological
order as there is a theme, or a connective if you like, that runs through. Don’t sweat over it, the links are quite subtle; so, expect the unexpected – always with a twist. There will be mystery, ghostly suspense, and even elements of thriller and fantasy before we are done.
The first couple of these stories are FREE, and if you enjoy them I would really appreciate a review. The universal e-store links are given where you can download and review. Thanks . . . and enjoy.
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The Wall of Retribution
When a front room wall gets redecorated with help from a blast from the past, the unlikely outcome triggers a chain of events that leads it’s victim to his nemesis.
Cheating death can be the best and the worst thing:
People are not what they seem, and the consequences of falling victim to a state of psychosis, and then a supernatural fantasy-type experience are huge.
Things get very close to the edge, as something eats away at him, fast.
He must deal with the demons in front of him . . . even the devil – himself, before he can confront his deepest, darkest secret in a ghostly tale from a Christmas long past.
Doesn’t everybody deserve a second chance?
When the layers are stripped back, our darkest secrets surface; they cannot be papered over permanently.
When mum asked me to repaper the front room wall, I never expected it to lead to a blast from the past. I met up with an old mate who could help me out, some things never change. But what I never saw coming was what was to happen next. How could I have done? And, will I live to tell the tale?
When things go seriously wrong, be grateful just to get back to the place where you were. Ahead, there is light,
behind – only darkness.
The first thing you see when you open your eyes is the face of the Doctor looking down at you. You don't remember anything esle – it's going to take time, and it might be a long journey, but you will get there in the end.
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Psychosis: 'Nil by Mouth'
He who plays with fire usually burns, bringing forth destruction unto himself and to those all around.
A face familiar to some returns to an English village to visit an old friend. Suspicion becomes rife among many of the residents when they hear he emerged out of the darkness from across the marsh.
Something is going to happen in the village tonight, but nobody is saying what. Nobody, that is, except Vincent Carruthers who takes the visitor by the hand, and between them they resolve to uncover a sinister plot based on a false prophecy. But is it truly false?
What has happened to The Reverend’s daughter? And what part does Old Glennie and the practice of witchcraft play on this, the darkest of nights as it threatens to repeat the horror of something that happened twelve years earlier?
This mystery is set in England in1975. The dark suspense will keep you guessing. This is the penultimate short story from the collection entitled ‘Second Chance’. but holds its place as a stand alone story.
If you were ever thinking of venturing out on the night of Halloween, then, be afraid . . . be very afraid.
If you were ever thinking of venturing out on the night of Halloween, then, I dare you; things might not turn out how you expect. At the very least, be on your guard, and in fact, you should be afraid . . . be very afraid.
What happened to me when I went out with friends one Halloween I did not see coming . . . and I never thought it would end like this . . .
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