All Hallows' Eve

Katie has a secret and only her parents and her best friend, Tommy, know the truth: she can see dead people. Not just any dead people — the ghosts she sees are her ancestors. Everywhere she goes one of them trails alongside her, except one night of the year, on All Hallows' Eve, when all of her ancestors descend to visit her at once. A young adult fantasy short story of 5000 words. More
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Words: 6,010
Language: English
ISBN: 9781311052148
About Shelley Chappell

Shelley Chappell is a writer of fantasy fiction and fairy tale retellings for children and young adults. She is the editor of Wish Upon a Southern Star (2017), a collection of radically retold fairy tales by twenty-one New Zealand and Australian authors, and the author of Beyond the Briar: A Collection of Romantic Fairy Tales (2014) (nominated for a Sir Julius Vogel Award) and a variety of short stories. She is a member of the Christchurch Writers’ Guild, a supportive community fostering connections between writers and promoting writing in Canterbury and New Zealand, and SpecFicNZ, the New Zealand association for creators, writers and editors of fantasy and science fiction.

Shelley wrote a doctoral thesis on fantastic metamorphosis in children’s and young adult fantasy literature, titled Werewolves, wings, and other weird transformations. Her academic work includes articles on fantasy motifs as metaphors and werewolves as a metaphor for racial difference.

To find out more about Shelley and her writing, read her stories, visit her website, www.shelleychappell.com, or make a connection with Shelley by following her posts on Facebook, Goodreads, or Pinterest.

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