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"This collection of tasty stories takes us to the complicated present, with looks into the past for history and motivation, and forward to the imagined future." Janice Brown, Amazon Review (4-Stars)
"A fun little collection! These stories vary from straight-up mystery to a touch of the supernatural to day-after-tomorrow speculative fiction." Wordcarmen, Amazon Review (4-Stars)
"Will recommend this book to a few friends who enjoy mysteries and the bizarre." Steven D, Amazon Review (5-Stars)
The Death Sparkles Anthology collection of scary and mysterious short stories based on the writing prompt of "The diamond necklace dangled from the dead woman's hand." Proceeds for Literary Education.
"Put together a room full of writers (even virtually), toss out a prompt, and you get an a rich, astonishing mix of interpretations. We found each other online, via Savvy Authors, and the authors featured in these pages were all part of a one-year intensive writing program. "Class" makes it sound like something they could dip into once or twice a week. This commitment was more like a life-changing obsession. Once accepted, they had to commit to writing a minimum of 1000 words per day for the year, finish the first draft of a novel, go through an intensive editing process, start a second novel, and write, edit, and submit a handful of short stories throughout the year. Different short story assignments had different parameters. This one was simply to have the above line, intact, appear somewhere in the story."
We had such fun with our stories, we decided to collect them into an anthology, and donate any proceeds to a literacy charity. The voices in these stories are as strong and unique as the individuals who created them. They cover a range of genres, but all of them use a diamond necklace and a dead woman as the fulcrum. I love finding new-to-me writers through anthologies, and we all hope you like the range of creative voices presented in these pages.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A very well done collection of short stories, a delightful read with many a story that will stay with you throughout your day. Relax and take a rest with these beautiful tales! A++++++
These scary short stories were fun reads. Twists and turns, surprise endings. Especially love PJ Friel's "The Needing". Never expected the ending. She's a great storyteller! Highly recommend this book.
This collection of tasty stories takes us to the complicated present, with looks into the past for history and motivation, and forward to the imagined future. The eternal elements remain the same: greed, lust, power, money of course, and love and hate.
Literal Interpretation by Kelly Whitley Right down to the weather, picture perfect descriptions move us from family drama to the chase to retrieve a family heirloom. Although it took a long time to get back to it, the tricky discover of the diamond necklace did unfold--with a twist. Nice.
Shiny Things by KT Wagner From having the best of everything, including the skill to manipulate an aide in charge of mundane tasks, we are privy to the plan of a brilliant mastermind to control his empire while he is in prison doing short time. That includes the important diamond necklace on his conveniently dead wife. KT Wagner leaves no breadcrumb clues as to whether the curse of popularity will make him or, destroy...
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