Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Lost Soles - Horrors: Real, Imagined, and Deadly

Just in time for the haunting season of Halloween and those dark, bone-chilling months of winter, Elephant's Bookshelf Press releases its latest anthology - Horrors: Real, Imagined, and Deadly

Exploring the realms of fear and sorrow, of dark thoughts and haunted locales, the anthology includes a dozen tales by as many authors, including me (yes, you read that right!) AND one of my favorite authors, Mindy McGinnis (excuse me, while I geek out all fangirl-like....) 

Here's the beginning of my story, Lost Soles

The Lowry sisters weren't supposed to be at the beach that night.

The family was due to leave for home the next morning, another vacation over and done. The girls begged to check on the sea turtle nest one more time. The eggs were supposed to hatch soon . . . 

The girls crept out - Sammi in pink slippers, Audrey in yellow sneakers, both wearing pajamas. They left behind rumpled covers and treasured teddy bears. They'd be back soon . . . 

That night, the hatchlings made their way to the sea, made their way home.

They were the only children who did.







22 comments:

  1. What an excellent beginning. Chills here. Check my arms. :-)

    Anna from Elements of Writing

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  2. Oh yikes! Sooo creepy!! Congratulations on the anthology!! I am anxious to read the rest of the story and check out the others.

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    1. Thank you! I can't wait to read the rest of the stories, too.

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  3. Oh, this sounds like a spooky and good collection. Perfect for Halloween. Congratulations on having your story featured in it!!! :)

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    1. Thanks, Chrys! It really does work for this spooky time of year.

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  4. Ooh, sounds good! Congratulations.

    Looking forward to finding out what happened to the girls.

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    1. Hmm, are you sure you want to know what happened...? :o

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  5. Oh, no! What happened to the two girls? Congratulations on the release of your story.

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  6. Congratulations Madeline. Love the begining of your story :)

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  7. Yay, way to go! And awesome beginning. Congrats!

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