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"Haunted Lake" a paranormal short story in Full Dark: An Anthology

Kimiko escapes hectic Boston with her boyfriend to a peaceful, waterside retreat in New Hampshire. A chilling brush with the past soon shows Kimiko and Chris why it’s called Haunted Lake    

What happens in the dark will come to light.

FULL DARK is a collection of eleven short works with impressive depth and range. Twisted tales of ghosts, villains, and the paranormal await you—mystery, heinous fantasy, and pure suspense. Acclaimed and award-winning authors as well as a few talented newcomers have joined forces to be your guide. Venture into the dark if you dare.

Just A Matter of Time by Loni Townsend
Forerunner by David Powers King
Taking Care of You by Carrie Butler
The Apartment by Lisa Buie-Collard
The Caricature by Nick Wilford
Shifting Sands by Elizabeth Seckman
Shadows Falling on Rainbows by Celeste Holloway
Meringue, Murder or Marzipan by Tonja Drecker
Haunted Lake by Michelle Athy
Soul Coin by Laura Rich
Retribution by Melissa Maygrove

FULL DARK is a benefit anthology. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Gary Sinise Foundation, an organization that does many wonderful things for our country's active military, its veterans, and the countless first responders who sacrifice so much to keep us safe.
 








Available on Amazon, Smashwords, Barnes and Noble, iBooks, Kobo. A short story.

In 1793 Boston, Mary Dawkins faces the ultimate turning point: an unwanted pregnancy.

A sort-of prequel of sorts to Pearl, "When Mary Left" is the story of Miles Keegan's first child Alexandra's mother--the mother she's always been told died in childbirth.





Available at Amazon, Barnes and NobleAppleKobo, and through Smashwords.

Blurb: Time to a slave only means endless work, but for Pearl, the last ten years have meant time without her younger brother Julius. He was sold away from Barbados, a little island of sugar cane and slavery, but Pearl is still there, the lady's maid to Mrs. Keegan. 

After Mrs. Keegan dies, rumor has it that Mr. Keegan may return to his native England with his two children, which means Pearl will be sold for sure. Surprising herself, Pearl asks Mr. Keegan if he intends to sell her. To her shock, he says that yes, he'll return to England—but he's going to free her first. Pearl asks to be taken to England, too, with vain hopes that she'll uncover what's become of Julius—even if it means she'll remain enslaved. 

Freed and employed as the Keegans' nanny, Pearl does not know how to begin looking for Julius or how to conduct herself as a free person in a new country. Her search leads to an unlikely alliance with Mr. Keegan, friendship with freed blacks, learning to read and write, and the choices to change her life, on her own terms. 

Also available:

"Writing Vivid Characters" in The Insecure Writer's Support Group Guide to Publishing and Beyond. Available for free at Amazon.




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