Will You Come Back?
‘’Out of something new, harrowing death may come, unnervingly swift and more disturbingly silent than its concealing breeze.’’ Craig Carden
‘’If your mother never told you to stop and listen when the birds sing out a warning, you’d best do so now.’’ Craig Carden
His dark pupils were dilated and his body was tense with excitement. Her quick movements agitated him, and he was becoming increasingly eager to get to her. Hard-muscled and taut, he was watching her as she stood semi-naked in front of a brightly lit mirror while she brushed her glossy auburn hair. His legs were stretched to the limit, and his breathing quickened. He moaned twice while rubbing his face against the bedroom wall.
Though she was in a room in an apartment building across the road, he could see her clearly. His eyesight was excellent and his green eyes now had a brighter hue as he watched and moaned, deeper this time. All the while he continued pressing against the wall, rubbing first the left side of his face against it, and then the right. How he longed to be out of this place, to be free to get close to her. He would be on her in a second.
The above is an extract from the newly published novelette ‘Will You Come Back?’ by Andrew Pender-Smith. The book blurb and the book can be found by clicking on this link:
‘An Absolute Killing’, a new novelette by Andrew Pender-Smith, has just been published on Amazon kindle by Andrew Pender-Smith. It is the latest in a number of short works he has written in the suspense/horror and mystery genres. Click on the link to see the book and learn more about it. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0786NMF6C
The photo was used for the cover of the novelette.
Humming Amongst the Roses
What turns a pleasant town, in which everyone knows and cares for each other, into a place of unexplained death and tears? As bees hum contentedly amongst the park’s roses and insects skim above the peaceful lake or fly from tree to tree, kindly Molly Jones, a retired school librarian and keen gardener, finds herself unwittingly drawn into a sinister world amidst this happy place of pretty flowers and good friends and neighbours. As loved ones die in the town and nearby, and a young man is missing, Molly Jones finds herself running along a lonely path, step by breathless, sweaty step, into a contemporary horror only a few have contemplated, let alone met.
‘Humming Amongst the Roses’ is another work of short fiction in the crime and horror genres by Andrew Pender-Smith
The images are connected with the story of poor Molly Jones and the torment she encountered. The first photo was used for the cover.
If they have not already seen it, I hope readers will be interested in looking at an earlier post with the title ‘Alicia Billington’s Best Cat’. Please scroll down.
To those of you who write, ‘Happy writing’ from Andrew Pender-Smith, Craig Carden and Sebastian de Vervet of Green Monkey Publications.
A number of mysterious and potentially dangerous sightings and incidents were reported in England and Ireland some years ago. In ‘Alicia Billington’s Best Cat’ by Andrew Pender-Smith, the author has created a work of horror and suspense which provides a possible answer as to how these strange events occurred. To say more would spoil the reader’s quest to solve a puzzle that, some say, has never been satisfactorily explained. After reading this short work of fiction, available on Amazon Kindle, you might be tempted to read more widely on what brought armed police out into some of the remotest areas of the English and Irish countryside as well as a few front gardens and backyards.
So, who exactly was Alicia Billington? What did she do for a living and how did she become so closely attached to her cats?