Cover (draft) concept for one of our current projects. The author, Tom Church, served in the US Navy for 36 years and retired as a Vice Admiral (3-star). About the Book In 2016, although all the candidates will run a campaign based on changing Washington—just as the current president did—nothing will actually change. Regardless of […]
I flipped over the wreath I held in my hands to make sure the wire loop was secure. On the back was the small tag my wife put on all our keepsakes so she’ll know when we got them. November 20th… five years ago. That was a good year. My job was going well and, […]
The Ladies of the House of Sorrow and Pain (Jacksonville, Florida: Escrire, a fiction imprint from Adducent, 2015)
Some haunted houses are deathly still and wait for you. Others contain souls that awake hungry and come looking.
ABOUT THE STORY (a 5,027 word short story)
All sailors have stories to tell… but would he live to tell his?
A young sailor leaves his ship during a port call in Italy and meets a girl. She’s beautiful and seductive; far and away the most alluring woman he’s ever met. And she wants him. But he’s entered an old country. It is a land of ancient city-states, città morte… dead cities sprinkle the countryside. Once thriving and vital, now no one lives in them and the keening of the winds through the ruins are their only sounds. Even for towns and cities that live, in almost every one, there is a legend, sometimes distorted far from its origin, of a casa stregata… a haunted house. Some are deathly still, lonely cenotaphs, mere empty markers of some immoral past. Others contain souls that sleep awhile and awake… hungry
The hand came from the page…
ORDER NOW Some haunted houses are deathly still and wait for you. Others contain souls that awake hungry and come looking. ABOUT THE 5,027 WORD SHORT STORY: All sailors have stories to tell… but would he live to tell his? A young sailor leaves his ship during a port call in Italy and meets a girl. […]
Finishing this week for a client. This Friday, files go to production to print the proof/final review copies. We’ll work final edits and revisions in November for December publication. The sequel to this story is in work for publication Spring 2016. Mai was a beautiful young Vietnamese girl and a student at Saigon University. Scott was […]
Saturday mornings, after chores, we usually pick out a scary movie or maybe a science-fiction classic to watch. But for a while it’s been Supernatural; a series I’d never heard of before but has been on for ten years. Binge-watching bounty indeed. In the series Sam and Dean, the Winchester brothers, hunt and kill all kinds […]
Listen in the dark too long and you’ll hear sounds… but what is real and what is imagination? Cindy’s phone rang just as she turned the key in the lock. Arms full of books, freehand opening the door, she couldn’t answer it. But the ringtone shouted, ‘It’s Mom!’ Mother was nervous about her living alone […]