A New Adult paranormal novella
Published April 15, 2015
(Originally appeared in Stalkers: A Collection of Thriller Stories Anthology edited by Cynthia Shepp and Rene Folsom)
A paranormal investigator, a cute ghost, and a monster find themselves trapped inside an abandoned school.
No, tha’s not the opening line of a joke. That’s my life.
During the day, I’m Cat, a full-time college student and cupcake decorator. My nights belong to the Paranormal Society of Mannor County where I communicate with the dead-a subject that’s fascinated me ever since the plane crash which robbed me of my parents and my childhood memories. Someday, I hope to encounter a spirit who has seen my mom or dad.
I met cute ghost guy during a recent investigation. From his cryptic messages, I get the feeling he knows me. Why does my cat recognize him? Ghost guy won’t say. Instead, he follows me around, popping up unexpectedly. At first he creeped me out and now, I’ve grown accustomed to having him around.
The monster is the stuff of nightmares. Combined with the dreams of strange kids, this monster and ghost guy are connected to my past. Some are trying to awaken my memories, another is trying to protect me, while the other wants me dead.
What can I do to get the pieces of my life back together and stay alive?
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