Title: Samhain Secrets
Series: Short Stories
Published by: Irish Horse Anthologies
Release Date: October 27, 2019
Contributors: Randee Dawn, Jennie Morris, Vonnie Winslow Crist, R. C. Mulhare, Mark Daponte, Tammy Higgins, Kimberly Gray, Irene Ferraro-Sives, Andra Dill, Douglas Ford, Rob Santana, C.L Williams, Dawn DeBraal, Lydia Moore, Michelle Terry, Charles Reis, Carissa Harwood, Glen Campbell, Connie Tod Lila, J.J Smith, Charlotte O'Farell, Frame Sharon Gay, Brandon Summers, Thomas Jr. Sturgeon, N.M Brown, Stephanie Scissom, Heddy Johannesen, J.A. Cummings (Editor)
A cold wind. The whisper of voices when nobody's there. The turning of the world from the light of summer toward the dark days of the Dying Time. These are the heralds of Samhain, the Witches' New Year.
Within these pages you will find creeping chills and fears made real. Come inside... only if you dare.
Excerpt: So it didn't surprise me 'tall that Giles Sanderson's house was dark that first Halloween. I thought about egging it, but between the haunted house and taking Dave and Asty around the territory I didn't have time. And then we all crashed out after too many Reeses Peanut Butter Cups so I shrugged my shoulders and let it go.
Then came Christmas.
Christmas, now, that's a different animal. The neighborhood goes certifiable. I shit you not. Every year, we go for a post-meal Thanksgiving constitutional – I need a walk before all that pie – and catch parents with their kids climbing trees and scaling ladders, already putting up the gaudy red and green lights, or staking out those blow-up Santas and snowmen to flap in the breeze for the next whole month. Every house – and I do mean every house, except the ones not occupied – has some kind of decoration up, from Santa in his sleigh on the roof to multiple trees in the window.
Just who needs more than one tree?
-- from "Home for the Holidays," by Randee Dawn