The Halloween season once again is upon us and I will be offering several collections of spooky stories as well as my new novel The Witches’ Own for 99¢ at different times during the month. For me Halloween has always represented the supernatural, mystery, and a whole lot of fun. So in this week’s blog I decided to talk a bit about some of my favorite spooky stories that I’ll be putting on sale this month.
In The Left Palm and Other Halloween Tales of the Supernatural the first story “Wolves” is one that I’ve always considered great fun. It has all the tantalizing elements for a suspenseful ride — an enigmatic werewolf, a bit of sorcery, and a back story of revenge. And layered on top of that is the moral dilemma of right and wrong that seems to weigh heavily and exact its toll even on supernatural creatures. “Wolves” is a story that takes an unexpected twist — one that I didn’t even foresee as I was writing it. In some respects I’ve always felt this one wrote itself. Another favorite of mine from The Left Palm collection is called “The Soul Shredder.” It’s the story of a woman who after eye surgery sees the world a bit “too clearly” actually seeing inter-dimensional creatures that most of us are blissfully unaware of. Her appointment with a psychiatrist unravels some unexpected horrors for both of them. For me its an interesting tale about karma and the unforeseen consequences of our actions.
In the other collection of short stories that I’ll be putting on sale this October, Dragonflies: Journeys into the Paranormal, there are several stories that I consider favorites. The first, “The Wizard”, is a suspenseful yarn about a young apprentice witch who is sent on a risky mission to end the life of a renegade wizard. The action unfolds on a stormy, treacherous night, in a nearly abandoned inn in the Ozark mountains. This story is filled with unusual turns and more than a bit of romance. The other stand-out for me in Dragonflies is a sentimental favorite of mine called “The Tear.” While not on as much of a grandiose scale “The Tear” is a more intimate story of a woman suffering from a terminal illness and her unexpected friendship with a mysterious Frenchman that completely rewrites her perception of the world. Again its packed with some surprises and brings a happy resolution to a place where it initially seems impossible.
Of course these are just a few highlights from the two collections but I hope you have the time to check them all out. And do take a little time to enjoy the season 🙂
P.S. I wanted to send out a sincere thanks for all of those out there who have helped and supported me along the way. You are deeply appreciated.
The Left Palm and Other Halloween Tales of the Supernatural 99¢ at Kindle 10/3-10/7
Dragonflies: Journeys into the Paranormal 99¢ at Kindle 10/10-10/14
The Witches’ Own 99¢ at Kindle 10/17-10/21