A collection of 12 compelling short stories of the supernatural, the paranormal and the plain inexplicable. [35,000 words] [BrE] More
A collection of 12 compelling short stories of the supernatural, the paranormal and the plain inexplicable from author, Graham Murray.
SMALL MERCIES A grieving man seeks solace by reading stories to his young daughter, who eagerly awaits his return each evening. What he does not realize is that he is not alone in his quest.
THE IMPORTANCE OF LOOKING RIGHT An Englishman in New York has a run-in with a Yellow Cab and gets more than he bargained for; he comes face to face with Death — literally. Can he win a game of reversal of fortune with the Grim Reaper?
THE PLAYGROUND When two grieving strangers meet in a playground, they discover some common ground; perhaps something upon which to base a future. And they have the children to thank. If only they could.
MISSING MELODY In an instant, a woman’s eighteen-month old daughter vanishes from inside their home after a trip to the mall. The problem is nobody believes she even has a child, including her own husband! A gripping story of one woman’s unremitting quandary to find a daughter who, by all accounts, does not even exist.
ON THE LINE An elderly couple on a road trip are saved by a mysterious young girl who forces them to delay their trip and, in doing so, averts certain catastrophe. Does each of us possess a secret Guardian Angel that watches our every move?
THE VISIT Harold and his daughter were inseparable. He would do anything just to be near her. When they are forced to live apart, Harold decides he cannot bear it and moves closer to be with her — wherever she may be. When it comes to love, there are no physical boundaries.
FARE THEE WELL While on a photographic trip, Jason Turnbull is involved in a heart-stopping freak accident and finds himself dangling over the jaws of hell in an impossible situation. Death is certain. He waits in the darkness for the inevitable. All he can hope for is that somebody sees the light - but batteries don’t last very long.
THE GIFT It’s Christmas time. DEATH, in a fit of pique, decides to give a miserable child the greatest gift of all. Is he even allowed to do this?
WHEN I TASTE RAINDROPS When a young woman meets a new friend in a cemetery and they dance in the rain, she is unaware that there is more to her new friend than meets the eye. You just never know when you may meet a new friend - especially in a cemetery.
FAMILY TIME A doting daughter has one flaw; her tardiness. When she visits her parents’ home, she is determined this time to say goodbye to her mother before it’s too late.
FROM ON HIGH A travelling father heads home at Christmas time to be with his daughter, but is plagued by strange dreams about his late wife and his little girl, who also experiences similarly strange dreams. Is it possible for those who have passed over to make their love felt for those left behind? In this disturbing story of loss, confusion and finally, gratitude, both father and daughter realize that although absent, loved ones are never forgotten and live on in our memories.
ABOUT FAITH A story of a young woman who manages to spend a few special minutes with her aged mother before she is taken to a better place where she will be properly cared for. The question is; who was she really talking to?
[35,000 words] [BrE]