Check out this excerpt from The Siren and Other Strange Tales, by Sheila Williams, from The Write Stuff blog as part of Excerpt Week
THE SIREN AND OTHER STRANGE TALES is a collection of six short stories spanning the twentieth century and each one has a spooky twist.
- Double-dealing care assistant Mandy Robinson meets a mysterious cat. The cat knows when death approaches but does Mandy?
- On a lonely road in France, self-absorbed artist Gavin is given some ghostly marriage guidance.
- A holiday in France proves to be one life-lesson too far for rebellious teenager Sukie.
- In German-occupied France collaborator Jean Fourrier pays the price for his betrayal.
- A simple game of cards between four respectable middle-aged ladies. Nothing could be more natural…could it?
- A stranger comes to a remote seaside village in the middle of winter. What haunts him? Is it grief or guilt…?
Extract From ‘The Siren’ a story set in England in 1903
“Haldane stooped to pick up a handful of the wet muddy sand that sucked at his boots with…
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