The Gold Watch

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While prospecting a creek in the Cariboo Mountains near Barkerville in 1866, Pete comes across the corpse of a murdered man clutching a gold watch in his hand. Pete decides to return the watch to Sylvia, the name engraved on the back, but the owner of the watch, even though he is dead, has vengeance in mind, and a job for Pete. This story first appeared in Crimson Online Magazine #13, 2000.
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About Rik Hunik

Rik Hunik was born in Nelson, British Columbia, Canada, in 1957, and has lived his entire life in BC, except for a few summers in Alberta, and a few days in Washington State climbing rocks. He has lived in Ymir, Wells, Quesnel, Prince George, Quesnel, North Vancouver, Quesnel, Burnaby, North Delta, and Quesnel. I live with my wife Jo and a blue-eyed, white cat named Mister. I mostly build houses and shops to earn a living but I'm also a writer, poet, artist, photographer, role playing game designer and independent e-book publisher. I’ve written dozens of stories, including fantasy, horror, sword & sorcery, mystery, humor, erotica, and science fiction, frequently combining genres. Forty have been published in small press magazines and e-zines, from the 200-word "The Hole" in Ascent Aspirations, to the 10,000-word novelette "Levels" in Buzzy Mag, published in May, 2012. Some of them are available now as ebooks at Smashwords.
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James Jenkins reviewed on Jan. 13, 2018

Flows nicely, engaging story
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James Hold reviewed on Feb. 20, 2017

Well...a watch tells time...and time is I guess it makes sense in the end.
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R. McCullough reviewed on June 15, 2016

Very good / excellent and interesting "ghostly" story.
I've read many (especially the free ones - I'm retired so 'jump' on the freebies) and have been wondering -
Where do you find such interesting names for your characters?
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Sue Erickson reviewed on July 12, 2013

That was a nice read. Thanks!!
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