Gertie was a witch. At least, she was supposed to be. As her mother had told her at a very early age, she came from a long line of witches. A fairly crooked line maybe, but a long one all the same. Gertie’s mother was a witch, of course. “So is my mother,” Ma… Continue reading Caution: Witch in Progress by Lynne North
Finn O’Shea ran as if his life depended on it. This time he thought it might. He squelched along at a gallop, soaked through by the pouring rain that had begun suddenly when he was at the greatest possible distance from home. As if that wasn’t bad enough, Finn groaned when he saw the… Continue reading Be Careful What You Wish For by Lynne North
A grieving innkeeper struggles to keep her haunted hotel out of foreclosure. After losing her parents in a suspicious boating accident, Harley Brandon is determined to keep the family hotel out of foreclosure. Unfortunately, the hotel ghosts have other plans. Built with tainted money, the century old Horizon Hotel thrives on a tradition of murder,… Continue reading Awaken the Dead by Holly Copella
Hellfires Shake the Blues is a volume of poetry that will speak to you on many levels. Ranging from his ode on the much-maligned urban pigeon (Winged Rats) to a haunting Holocaust scenario with a repeating chorus gradually diminishing like a decimated people. Peter Streitz’s clever poetry will give you pause. Savor it.
Shields Tarry is a corporate executive teetering on the precipice of overwhelming success, but the more his accomplishments are trumpeted the less he can bear the bawls of acclaim. Because as he insists–in this era of inescapable tumult–nothing that really changes you “Arrives as a wham! It comes in a low, derisive whisper.” A wholly… Continue reading The Road Past Oz by Peter Jacob Streitz
… I grab my purse and yank the door open. Of course, one of my nails breaks in the effort, but I’m beyond caring. I just need to escape. I rush past the cubicles toward the elevator. I’m sure no one even noticed that I left, except maybe Kim, who probably feels triumphant. A heavy… Continue reading Hard to Hold by Arell Rivers
It was a Wednesday morning – a damp, grey April day – and my three young children were starting to play up. They needed to get out of the house, so I decided on a trip to the library to get some fresh air and some new picture books to entertain them. While trying to… Continue reading The Bigamist by Mary Turner Thomson