Dry Spell: A Mercy Watts Short

A.W. Hartoin
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Mercy Watts doesn’t believe in ghosts. She might be the only one. When Mercy’s best friend, Ellen, shows up in the middle of the night, shaken and afraid. Mercy starts digging for a truth that might not even exist. Is it a mental illness or has the Missouri drought revealed something that could’ve remained hidden forever?  
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A.W. Hartoin
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Published on
Feb 26, 2015
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Pages
51
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English
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Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Amateur Sleuth
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Cozy
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Private Investigators
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
Fiction / Short Stories (single author)
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