Hitchcockian suspense with an unexpected twist!
A small town’s resident paranormal expert goes missing. The fiancé of a God-fearing, churchgoing woman of means starts choking. A swimmer splashes through hurdles. Two lonely people, living far apart, make a wish upon a brilliant harvest moon. A forty-eight-year-old mechanic has a nervous habit of throwing lit matches on the ground. A landlord falls for her tenant’s low, soft voice. The owner of a roadside diner lives in hock to a surly pawnbroker. A svelte redhead in a black dress and spiked high heels returns a favor in a hospital. A young female finds herself married to someone she doesn’t know. Secrets await discovery in Room 42. A woman attempts to outrun her past by applying for a position as a nanny. The music of a mysterious mandolin player circles the watchtower in a small fishing village. A lithe female draped in a flowing, translucent gown takes a surprising turn in a tango. Traveling with light luggage may prove dangerous to one’s health. Darkness on the mean streets of Southern California transcends to intoxicating love.
Sixty stories of suspense, laughter, love, heartbreak, curiosity, mystery, and magic unfold in Harvest Moon Wish and Other Short Stories. This collection takes the reader into characters’ life experiences, spanning time and continents from birth to death and beyond those boundaries. In the flavor of O. Henry with Alfred Hitchcock’s flair for suspense, readers who enjoy twists, turns, and the unexpected should find these tales engaging, challenging, and enjoyable.