“The Witch’s Apprentice”
Wicked Witches: An Anthology of the New England Horror Writers, NEHW Press
Some people have no patience. And that, my friend, causes problems when you’re learning to be a witch. Set in the present day, this story will amuse and scare in equal portions.
Wicked Witches, edited by Scott Goudsward, David Price, and Daniel G. Keohane, pays tribute to those whose ancestors were accused, hung, pressed, drowned, or burned at the stake. “Enter these pages, wander the hard roads of Colonial America or modern corporate boardrooms, to face the Witch.”
“The Fortune Teller”
Snowbound with Zombies, Post Mortem Press
Inspired by the poem Moll Pitcher, a 900-line poem Whittier wrote about a clairvoyant and fortune-teller from Lynn, Massachusetts, “The Fortune Teller” takes the tales of the Tarot and a secret revenge to the present day.
A collection of short supernatural stories inspired by John Greenleaf Whittier. All proceeds benefit the Whittier Birthplace museum.
“Although primarily remembered for his poems celebrating rural life, Whittier also relished a good ghost story – his poetry includes tales of witchcraft, clairvoyance, deviltry, premonitions, and ghosts.”
Northern Haunts, Shroud Publishing
During a camping trip in the Mount Monadnock area of New Hampshire, an author tells her friend that she’s ready to pick up writing her vampire novel again. The wind picks up, the skies cloud over, and the chills begin.
“Northern Haunts is much more than an anthology. It is an indispensable guidebook for your journey through the shadowy New England otherworld. 100 original tales of ghosts, creatures, mad men, and other horrifying mysteries. Each story is told in the first person so that you can employ Northern Haunts as a fireside ghost story reference book. It is designed for you to customize these treacherous tales in order to tantalize your friends and terrify your family.”