Soulless Eyes: Another Story in a Series of Suspicious Tales and Psychological Shorts

Pace Bend Press
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 She’s living her life, then . . . her sister arrives.

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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About the author

 I believe serial killers exist. Do you?

Join Martha Henley’s newsletter to read stories by an author who enjoys writing about not-so-happily ever afters.

www.marthahenley.com

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!


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Pace Bend Press
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86
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English
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Genres
Fiction / Horror
Fiction / Short Stories (single author)
Fiction / Thrillers / Psychological
Young Adult Fiction / Horror
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