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A short paranormal mystery to unsettle the reader.Mark should be happy, what with a promotion and impending fatherhood in the offing, and yet not all is well. His nerves shredded by a succession of nocturnal images that flicker across the screen of his portable television set, his sense of self is beginning to disintegrate. He may be left perplexed and confused, yet that irritant of a colleague of his – Mike Pearce – seems to know something that he doesn’t. Could there be a hint of the supernatural in the mix? If so, what, if anything, does Pearce have to do with it, and what does it mean for his future?
This novelette is a standalone work in the West Country Tales series, also available in paperback, or Kindle ebook format, alongside four other tales in Anthology: Wry Out West.
This is a short story that follows Mark, a young man who works, is married, and has a child on the way. One early morning he hears the TV come on at 3:05 and as he watches it, he witnesses something that bothers me. He thinks nothing of it really and goes about his day. The problem is, the next day it happened again, and again, and again. Adding on to this was his co-worker seems to know something is up. At least Mark thinks he does, but then he really never liked that guy anyways.
So because this is a short story there is a lot of things that I can’t say because it would ruin the story, but this is a creepy short story that really makes you rethink what you know and what you don’t know about the universe and our place in it.
Give it a try, you may realize that this is perfect for what you are looking for in a story.