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Where the Ghosts Lie
by A.F. Stewart
They laid us to rest with tears and false words, with whispers of tragedy and illness. They gathered around our tombs, suspecting what he had done, but too afraid to speak. They cast sidelong glances at him, but offered nothing but condolences. How sad they were, at the loss of his wife and child, how they comforted the grieving husband and father.
Ignoring his true nature. Discounting his murderous ways. Pretending we weren’t poisoned and he discarded his family as if we were broken glass to be swept away.
They left us alone with a monster. But we are not alone anymore.
The others are here. Victims of violence, ghosts of hatred. Our anger grows, can you feel it? Can you feel the shame in your gut? The whispers in your ear? See our shadows in the mirror?
We are rising.
We are coming.
Fiction © Copyright A.F. Stewart
Image courtesy of Pixabay.com
More from A.F. Stewart:
Visions and Nightmares
Tragedy spares no one… and takes no prisoners.
In the twilight shadows, secrets are revealed past the whispers of madness.
Wander into the realm of the old gods with Elenora, where humanity and marriage are a prison.
Step through a looking glass of dark horrors with an Alice you never knew.
Join with Zenna to seek the truth as her death by magic grows closer.
Journey with Olivia as she crosses paths with a monster of the forest and runs for her life.
Watch Isobel summon the faerie to solve her problem of an unwanted husband.
Shiver as Doctor Killbride experiments with corpses to create life from death.
All that and more await within the pages.
Ten stories. Ten women.
Who will survive? Who will fall? And who will succumb to their inner evil?
Find out in Visions and Nightmares.
Warning: This book contains disturbing scenes that may be upsetting to some readers.