The Ladies of Horror
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Journey Out of Time
by Rie Sheridan Rose
I glanced down at the strange garments I wore…a loose tunic reaching nearly to my knees, flowing pantaloons that cinched in tightly at the ankles. They were the traditional shades of purple, but paler than I was used to. All of our clothing was one shade of purple or another, but I usually preferred amethyst over lilac.
“Do you have your things?”
I nodded, gesturing to the bag clutched in one hand.
“We can’t give you much by way of funds. No one knows what currency is favored where you are going. But we have provided gold discs and diamonds, which should be transferable for local money.”
I hefted the bag with a frown. It wasn’t terribly heavy…
“Don’t worry. It should be fine.”
I shrugged. If the Council was sure this was the way it should be, who was I to question?
“Go through the Gateway now. And good luck, Eve. It’s a whole new world you are going to.”
I stepped through the gate…to find myself naked and empty-handed. Here we go again…
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More from Author Rie Sheridan Rose:
“I have always preferred the supernatural in tales of horror, the knot between life and death. Rie Sheridan Rose’s Skellyman is cool and creepy. Her first horror novel is a chilling read.” — Charlee Jacob – Stoker winner, Best novel, “Dread in the Beast”
Brenda Barnett is trying to cope with raising her four-year-old daughter all alone after an accident tore her family in half. As she and Daisy go for a much-needed treat, the little girl spots a Skellyman on the corner.
This pivotal encounter leads to a wave of mounting terror as Brenda’s life begins to come undone around her. Who is the Skellyman? Why does he keep appearing? Can the sympathetic policeman Brenda turns to stop the madness before it is too late?
And why does Daisy insist that her dead brother is trying to tell them something important?