Matilda, a shy, unmarried tenant in a basement apartment has a secret obsession. Regular deliveries are a tell-tale sign that she’s purchased her beloved items over the internet. Her passion has remained hidden and silent, until her sister arrives.
Then the crying begins in the middle of the night. It crawls up the walls to the first floor resident. The sound begs to be heard.
College coed, Emma is kept awake for hours. She feels helpless to intervene with family affairs of a neighbor she hardly knows. Days pass and the crying continue in the darkness of night. The answers are down one set of stairs, if only she could get past them.
At every turn, soulless eyes stare back and stop Emma from moving forward. Her adversary is determined to keep her out of Matilda’s life.
Emma believes a life is in danger. She summons her courage, faces her fears, and finds a disturbing scene in the basement bedroom at the end of the hall.
Soulless Eyes is a distorted reality short story that takes 6500 words to tell. Included, as a bonus is preview of Martha Henley’s debut psychological thriller, Don't Kill For Me. It’s a twisting tale of a woman with a past, a secret admirer’s odd love notes, confessions of murder, and a serial killer that wishes Eileen eternal peace.
Don’t miss reading this horror short or the bonus chapters introducing you to the Rest in Peace Killer’s terrifying mission to please one woman by committing murder on her behalf.
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When not writing, I stand around having unfinished conversations with random strangers. (I work retail.) These exchanges are the best for protagonists and antagonists inspiration. Keep walking by everyone!
Okiku is a lonely soul. She has wandered the world for centuries, freeing the spirits of the murdered-dead. Once a victim herself, she now takes the lives of killers with the vengeance they're due. But releasing innocent ghosts from their ethereal tethers does not bring Okiku peace. Still she drifts on.
Such is her existence, until she meets Tark. Evil writhes beneath the moody teen's skin, trapped by a series of intricate tattoos. While his neighbors fear him, Okiku knows the boy is not a monster. Tark needs to be freed from the malevolence that clings to him. There's just one problem: if the demon dies, so does its host.
Thomas Ward is the apprentice for the local Spook, who banishes boggarts and drives away ghosts. But now a new danger is threatening Tom's world: the witches are rising and the three most powerful clans are uniting in order to conjure an unimaginable evil.
Tom and the Spook set out to stop the witches before they unleash the demon. But when Tom finds himself on his own, he wonders if he has the courage and cunning to defeat the most powerful enemy he has ever encountered.