An Unusual Friend (PA) #8Sunday, #RainbowSnippets #SnipSun

 


My story, Prodigal Moon, was selected to appear in the Wayward and Upward anthology from Off Topic Press, a small Canadian publisher. Details follow below.

Genre: Paranormal, Supernatural, Vampires

Length: Short Story

Heat Level: 1 Flame (suggestions of romance)

Blurb
A young man makes a new friend who is much older than she appears to be.

Snippet
Deborah Virgo and Valentins Hines met on the first day of summer 2017. The youngsters lived at the wrong end of Fox Avenue. The electricity had been turned off in Valentins's house, but he didn't mind sitting on the covered porch painting figurines. His mother, Doriend Hines, was gone most of the time, working at the Daily Grind Bistro or The Zealous Whistle Tavern or staying overnight with old folks who paid her under the table for her caregiving services. Doriend was a workaholic who would have been thriving monetarily if not for being a functional alcoholic and opioid addict with a love of gambling. 

Valentins was sitting on the porch at dusk, painting a vampire figurine for his haunted house, when a wraithlike girl with an alabaster complexion and waves of xanthic hair flowing to her mid-back entered the gate.

Buy Link
Order the ebook for 5.99 CAD or the print book for 25 CAD.

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5 comments:

  1. Sounds like his life is about to get more interesting! Nice tease.

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  2. This should be an interesting friendship! I love vampire stories!

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  3. Ooh I LIKE it! So much packed into the snippet that I want to know more about for sure...really well done.

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