Once again, I had the fortune of working with the talented authors who brought you Through a Tangled Wood and Celestial. Our latest anthology is Spectral Tales, a collection of short stories based on ghosts.
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Whether they are spirits of the departed or figments of an overactive
imagination, ghosts are a staple in fiction. Storytellers have portrayed
ghosts as scary, friendly, or annoying across many genres. Now, eight
authors offer their own interpretations of ghosts through a collection
of short stories that will appeal to fans of horror, fantasy, or young
“Deathwatch” by Katie French - Teenage sisters Charlotte and Georgie
stumble into a robbery, and their normal life gets flipped upside down.
Worse, when the clerk kills one of the robbers, his face is covered in a
supernatural swarm of bugs. Charlotte must be hallucinating. It's the
only explanation for the terrible things she's seen. Everyone calls the
clerk a hometown hero, but Charlotte's not so sure. Then a dead girl
appears in her mirror with clues to the truth, and Charlotte learns
there's more horror to this world than she ever expected.
“Tides” by Sarah Dalton - Andrea wakes with sand on her feet. She is
sleepwalking down to the sea every night, but remembers little more
than a vague recollection of a boy who lives on the beach. With an
absent father and a mother who would rather walk along the coast than
look after her daughter, Andrea struggles to get by. She’s haunted, but
from a memory, or a spirit?
“Shadowspirit” by M.A. George - On a good day, Henta Mourngard is
stalked by dreadspirits and netherphantoms, a living magnet for
creatures of the afterlife. On a bad day, she finds herself communing
with a demon of the underworld—worse yet, interrogating one—in a
desperate attempt to track down the shadowspirit who has been her guide
since infancy. Demons don’t take kindly to interrogation. And the
search for a missing shadowspirit leads to places the living daren’t
tread (lest they no longer qualify as living). ‘Tis unfortunate for
Henta that today is not a “good day”.
“The Little Girl” by Jamie Campbell - Sixteen-year-old Penny is
moving house… again. Starting out in a small town, she is hopeful this
time will be the last. As long as the little girl doesn’t follow her,
she will be rid of her past hauntings. The only problem is, the little
girl won’t let her go and now she is about to grow stronger than ever
“The Ghost Below” by Ariele Sieling - White Rabbit gets sent to run
cables in the bowels of the spaceship as a punishment. While working,
she discovers that the ship's ghost might be more than he seems.
“Slave Runner” by H.S. Stone - Malika and her sister are captured by
slave traders but receive an unexpected gift of freedom when their
captors encounter a deadly gathering of ghosts. The sisters escape to a
nearby village, where they learn that the new sanctuary isn’t as safe as
they thought it would be, and ghosts aren’t what they most need to
“Farewell Ohana (A Ghostly Mini-Wave)” by Sutton Shields - Maile
Lahela is under attack by someone in the Kauai Camp for the Curiously
Creepy. When she awakens one morning unable to see, her peculiar, yet
loyal friends decide it’s time to escape the institution—something
that’s never been done. But before they can leave, Maile has a mission
of her own…one that could cost them their lives. Farewell Ohana is a
short, fun-filled, emotional prequel to the events occurring in
Overfalls, Wave Two of The Merworld Water Wars series by Sutton Shields.
“Ghost Girl” by Susan Fodor - Zoey Saunders has her future mapped
out, but an accident brings her life to an untimely end. In her new
state of being, Zoey feels compelled to seek justice for her death and
bring healing to her family who have become a shadow of their former
selves. But what constitutes justice and will getting even ever be
enough to replace the life she lost?