Wished Away is FREE for 5 days #YA #NA #paranormal #fantasy
Like urban legends? Ghosts?
My short story, WISHED AWAY, is FREE for five days for the Kindle.
A New Adult urban fantasy short story
published April 15, 2015 by Magic of the Hudson Books
Sometimes wishes do come true. How they’re handled—that’s scary.
College freshman Maire returns home for Thanksgiving break to discover her abusive father is missing, and mom has redecorated. All she’s ever wished for is to see an end to the fighting. A close friend, Colton, hints that a mysterious urban legend might be real. In order for it to work, she has to be an active participant. Could this be the solution she seeks? If she doesn’t get involved, and her father returns, will things go back to the way they were? Maire struggles to make the right decision—for her long suffering family and herself.
I wrote this story for a submission call for urban legends which take place in New York City. Since I grew up in the Bronx and loved to spend time down by the Hudson River, I looked into legends concerning that area. And I discovered a legend about Henry Hudson's ghost ship. From there, the ideas continued to twist and turn like a cyclone and Maire's story was born.
Wished Away was accepted and appeared in the Urban Harvest: Tales of the Paranormal in New York City anthology. Wished Away is a short story but Maire hasn't stopped talking to me so this will likely become either a novella or novel in the future.