The Man Who Wasn’t There – Part 38

Dellani Oakes

the man who wasnt thereBrian and his mother go to Chase’s house to get the dimensions of the burial site, and encounter some sort of invisible building. It’s nearly ten feet long, though not as tall as Brian is.

“Mark that wall,” she said. “Let’s map this thing.”

“Can’t you just reveal it?”

“Bad idea. Our actions send ripples into the ethereal world. Whatever this is, it’s probably warded. It’s bad enough we have to touch it, but it would be far worse if we revealed it.”

Brian painted along the edge of the wall, following his mother around. When she got back to the line of the circle, she stopped.

“I don’t dare walk in there,” she said calmly. “You have to. We need to know the length of these walls and see if we can locate a front.”

“Okay. No big thing.”

She took his arm, gazing into his eyes. “Brian, at…

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A LOOK AT LEFT FOR DEAD BY KAREN VAUGHAN-ONCE A CORPSE MAGNET ALWAYS A CORPSE MAGNET

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Left for dead 2 for Amazon  Things are really starting to heat up in the Fitz family. Gerry’s cousin, and best buddy is left for dead after a beating. When the thugs responsible find out he didn’t die, the game is on to keep Pete safe until he has to testify. After finding a body on a mountain trail in cottage country Laura helps a local police officer solve the crime while waiting for the birth of her first baby.

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Left for Dead by Karen Vaughan, is witty and intelligently told mystery story. It’s the 6th in the Laura and Gerry mysteries series and a delightfully penned book.

It seems even pregnancy will not stop Laura Fitz from being a corpse magnet, as she stumbles yet again onto another dead body. While Laura is talking to the police, she receives a phone call from hubby. Apparently, Laura’s…

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A SHORT EXCERPT FROM DEAD TO WRITES BY KAREN VAUGHAN(UNPUBLISHED W.I.P)–LAURA HAS A CLOSE ENCOUNTER WITH SOMETHING STRANGE!

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pizap.com14711837548421   A SUCCESSFUL AUTHOR IS KILLED IN HER PRIME TO KEEP A NASTY DEED FROM BEING EXPOSED! 

A NEW TENANT WITH A SPECIAL SET OF SKILLS!

LAURA ADJUSTS TO MOTHERHOOD AND PETE AND ELAINE MAKE IT OFFICIAL.

AS USUAL COOKIE THE CORPSE MAGNET HAS HER HANDS FULL.

The door wasn’t closed well so Istepped in and called out, “Myrna, are you here?  It’s Laura.  Can I come in?  I just wanted to check on you after we talked yesterday.”

There was still no answer.  She might have been napping but I wanted to be sure.  There was no one in her room, but I could hear chanting from the second bedroom.  Maybe she was meditating.  The door was slightly ajar and I could see her standing there in front of some sort of altar.  What surprised me was that Myrna was buck naked, holding a scepter over her head in her left hand, and…

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AN EXCERPT FROM DAYTONA DEAD MEECHAM DECIDES TO GO STRAIGHT.

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Front cover of daytona deadDAYTONA DEAD WAS ONE OF MY FAVE BOOKS TO WRITE –OK WHO AM I KIDDING THEY ALL WERE.  IN THIS EXCERPT CREEPY COP DAVE MEECHAM IS ON A MISSION TO GET THE 40’S CHEVY OWNED BY KILLER T FORD SPECIALLY CLEANED. HE TAKES HIS WIFE ANNABEL WITH HIM AND THE HAVE A HEART TO HEART ABOUT KILLER T. FORD HER BROTHER AKA DUANE.

Meecham and Annabel were having fun in Jacksonville. He explained that Duane needed the car looked at, to make sure it was up to snuff for an upcoming vintage car show. While waiting for the Chevy to be worked over and cleaned up, Annabel shared a few thoughts about Killer T Ford that she had never told anyone before. 

“I’m amazed he trusts you with his special baby!” 

“Don’t you think I am trustworthy?” Meech looked at his wife and frowned.

“Yes, Dave, you are, but Duane doesn’t trust…

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When You’re The Killer!: A Revelation About Writer’s Block

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In the last year I’ve been suffering from writers block and I couldn’t understand why?  I mean I could see the story clearly but I had trouble coming up with the right words.  Every scene was a struggle, which led to me abandoning the story (Miss Mary Mack) several times.  Then one day I was having a discussion with a friend who was having trouble dealing with her teenage daughter when she came to the realization that their problems were rooted in the fact that they were both so similar.  Now if that isn’t the ultimate form of irony then I don’t know what is?  However as my writer’s block continued, I read several articles on why authors write themselves into their work and reached a shocking conclusion: I was Miss Mary!!!

No, I don’t go around murdering people, (although those thoughts do pop up in my…

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The Man Who Wasn’t There – Part 30

Dellani Oakes

the man who wasnt thereUnfortunately, the freak storm did have one casualty. Chase’s father, Cliff, was killed when something in the backyard exploded. Chase has gone to the hospital with his parents. His little sisters have been taken to Brian’s house.

“Is Mommy coming back?” Lucy asked.

“Of course she is, honey.”

“And Chase?” Katie added.

“Yes.”

“But not Daddy?” Katie continued.

“No, honey. Not Daddy.”

Katie’s lips trembled and tears fell. She and Lucy clung to one another and cried. Maribelle did her best to comfort them. With Jordan’s help, she got them calmed down enough to watch a movie.

Miles drove up a few minutes later, carrying overnight bags for both girls. Heath pulled up a few minutes later, bringing food. No one felt much like eating, but it was comforting to adhere to the routine of life.

The girls got ready for bed around 8:00. Jordan and Brian read them stories…

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DEAD MEN DON’T SWING

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Dead Men Don’t Swing: Karen Vaughan

Magnets attract metal, a piece of iron or steel that possesses that property of attracting specific substances. It can also mean a person that attracts a specific person or thing. But, what if like Laura Fitz you attract something that you would rather not even have to deal with? Laura has a unique something that seems to always find her and like a magnet she cannot seem to disattract herself from this. You see she is a CORPSE MAGNET and she seems to find dead bodies on a regular basis and no matter how hard she tries they seem to feel in order to get justice just attach yourself to Laura.
Denny Howard is with his girlfriend Melissa who has stated he better put it or shut up and she meant it in the most wonderful way. Wanting him to perform according to her…

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