Witch's Skin

Rated 4.25/5 based on 4 reviews
While cleaning the attic in her inherited old house Suzi finds a secret room containing a shelf full of mysterious items and a shrine dedicated to a murder trial from decades ago. The room also contains a booby trap, a spell that compels her to don the long-dead witch's skin like a garment.
A slightly different version of this story appeared in Tales Of The Talisman, Vol.4 #4, Apr. 2009.
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Words: 3,490
Language: English
ISBN: 9781310113574
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.
Contact me at: rikhunik@hotmail.com

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Review by: James Jenkins on Feb. 11, 2016 :
Flows well and feels plausible. All of the characters have unique, realistic personalities. Well done.

Rik is one of a handful of authors who's works I like to keep on the ereader for when I need to count on a decent read.
(review of free book)

Review by: TootsieTamar on Feb. 05, 2016 :
Great free book although it was not what I was expecting. I got the creepy feeling and could relate to the young female, Suzi, when she was in the attic. I wish it had been longer and more developed but it reads quickly.
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Review by: Louise Ann Barton on Jan. 04, 2015 :
Very interesting plot, but this story begged to be longer.
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Review by: tony parsons on Jan. 09, 2014 :
Suzi (writer) was cleaning & organizing an old, country house she inherited from a cousin she didn’t know. She uncovers a paper with Greta Wyman on trial for murder but not as a witch, she had been gunned down & swore vengeance on the perpetrator. Then a letter: Dear Greta, ^ her lover Raymond. Who is Suzy really?
What a great schifi or paranormal twist. It took me to the very end but I think I got the short story (book). It would make a great movie or TV series. Very easy for me to give the short story (book) 5 stars.
Thank you for the free book (short story)
Tony Parsons MSW (Washburn)
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