Three previously published short stories are contained in this collection.
I’VE BEEN WAITING FOR YOU – Harrison Phelps never expected to see a ghost emerge from a pond and speak to him. Nor did he expect it to follow him to the Sullivan House, where he is forced to spend the night due to a blizzard. She haunts his dreams and seems to possess the eleven-year-old Elizabeth who lives in the house with her younger brother. It becomes apparent to Harrison that this girl, and perhaps the boy, have both been sexually molested by their father, who’s body was lost at sea. His spirit, however, is a different matter.
PAINKILLER – Mixing alcohol and painkillers, Mark Adler has an encounter with a preternatural being who shows him that the dead don’t always remain dead and the past is not how he remembers it.
CRADDOCK – When Victor and his paramour Anna stumble upon the abandoned town of Craddock, they discover a mysterious old oak with a pile large dried leaves nearby. The next night, Victor’s uncle is found dead. He reads the man’s journals to discover his grandfather was a witch and that his aunt was sacrificed to lift a curse. Victor and Anna return to Craddock to find the town isn’t as abandoned as it seems.