With the precious key in the pocket of her slacks, Ruby walked up the staircase toward her room. There was no need to look in on Lord Andrei to inquire if he needed anything because he was still downstairs with the guests, nipping brandy in the study after the meal she and Mrs. Reinhardt had prepared. Continue reading “Chap. 36—Lucifer’s Island: A Gothic Horror Soap Opera (Season 1)”
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“You’re not doing it right,” Lord Andrei scoffed. “There are still wrinkles, lots of them. Do you want me to get bedsores?” Continue reading “Chap. 35—Lucifer’s Island: A Gothic Horror Soap Opera (Season 1)”
I’ve finished Genie: A Jinned Up Short Story (Spooky Shorts, #7) and it is now on Amazon. It’s $0.99 or free if you have Kindle Unlimited. It’ll be free for everyone else in a few weeks. Here’s a little about it:
What would you wish for if you had three wishes: love, money, happiness? But have you ever met a genie and more importantly, can they be trusted?
Jimmy, Ron, and Kat find a magic lamp on the beach and ask the genie inside to grant them three wishes. Find out what they wish for and what the consequences are.
Monday morning was hot and muggy. Ruby pushed strands of perspiration soaked hair away from her forehead as she transferred her computerized charting over the Internet to the Black Water Staffing Solutions office and then closed the work laptop. She stood up from the desk and looked out the west-facing window of her room. Past Castle Moldovan, ominous charcoal colored clouds along the horizon foretold an approaching thunderstorm. A sudden gust of cool wind blew in through her open windows, causing the bed canopy and skirt to flutter. She was closing the window when there was a knock at her open door. Continue reading “Chap. 34—Lucifer’s Island: A Gothic Horror Soap Opera (Season 1)”
As the paramedics wrapped stretchy white gauze around Ethel’s head to stop the profuse bleeding, she reached out to Ruby, who was kneeling next to her, and grabbed her arm with the strength of someone about to drown, taking their last breath. “Feriţi-vă vampir, pericol.” Continue reading “Chap. 33—Lucifer’s Island: A Gothic Horror Soap Opera (Season 1)”
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Sammy drove up the incline of the winding driveway, his heart pounding. He would never stop loving Ruby and was anxious to be with her. When he approached the gate, he reached out his window and pushed a buzzer. A moment later a female voice came through the speaker. Continue reading “Chap. 32—Lucifer’s Island: A Gothic Horror Soap Opera (Season 1)”
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“The Watcher did well,” Ulrich Lestat said, mixing a cauldron filled with a steaming brew, hung from a rod and hook, over a small fire in the stone oven. “The flesh and hair taken from the witch are enough to make a potent potion. The seer thinks she can fight against us, but she is no match for me. Soon she will be rendered useless.” Continue reading “Chap. 31—Lucifer’s Island: A Gothic Horror Soap Opera (Season 1)”