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Verbally Challenged Short Stories (Volume 3)
Enjoy another 150 instantly downloadable, entertaining short stories (Volume 3). Some teasers follow:
THE MEDIUM'S LARGE EYES
Tabitha had discovered her abilities as a young girl. She could contact the spirits, feel their presence and she got 'vibes' about places she visited. When Tabitha moved to Sydney, it was because she had a strong feeling that someone wanted her there. When she saw the house in Haberfield, she knew it was the one. The place she was needed and where she would feel at home. It was a rambling Federation Home, built at the start of the 20th century, and Tabitha could sense the energy of all those who had inhabited it during its lifetime. She wondered how long it would be before one of them made contact with her. Surprisingly, it didn't take long at all. On her first night in the house, with many unpacked boxes still in the rooms, Tabitha got herself ready for bed. She picked up her filmy nightgown from the chair beside her bed and went to clean her teeth. Suddenly, Tabitha felt a tap on her right shoulder...
THE DINER IN ROSWELL NEW MEXICO
Roswell, New Mexico 2017
On the sixtieth anniversary of the Roswell Incident, Elvin Parson, a freelance reporter decided to get his own story, one that would make him in the business. He took the bus to New Mexico and looked for a local diner close to the main bus station. Inside the diner, an elderly man was sitting at a table near the window, about to start eating a huge dish of a bacon cheeseburger with a pickle slice, onion rings, coleslaw and french fries. The reporter slid into the chair opposite him. "Excuse me, sir. I wonder if I could have a moment of your time. My name is Elvin Parson and I'm a journalist. I wanted a comment from a person in the street regarding the effect of the Roswell Incident on the city these days." The man stared at him for a long moment, his face reddening...
A crew member hurried to change a bulb that had unexpectedly blown. "Hurry up," urged the stage manager. "We go live in three minutes." The makeup artists made last minute touch ups to that of the interviewer and their guest. She had needed a lot of assistance. It's hard to make a woman who is over 3,800 years old look good, but they believed they had pulled it off. "5,4,3,2, 1....live." ...