Abasteron House

      Paula Cappa
Abasteron House

Want to know what is haunting the attic in Abasteron House by the sea, at low tide … in a dead calm?Readers' comments: "Great tale. If you like ghost stories, worth reading this short but chilly tale. Love the little scare tucked neatly into the final line, and an effective one at that.”“An electric atmosphere from the opening lines.”Short story originally published by Every Day Fiction.Come to the Abasteron House by the sea … at low tide … in a dead calm … Is there something haunting the attic?Readers' comments: “I loved this–the writing, the pace, the detail, the word choices. A haunting tale with an underlying thread that stays with you.”"Haunting is certainly true of this piece.""Great tale. If you like ghost stories, worth reading this short but chilly tale. Love the little scare tucked neatly into the final line, and an effective one at that.”“Very good indeed, creating an electric atmosphere from the opening lines.” "An engaging read."“Brilliantly depicted.” This short story (flash fiction) was originally published at Every Day Fiction. Paula Cappa is the recipient of an Eric Hoffer Book Award, Readers' Favorite International Bronze Medal for supernatural suspense, and a Gothic Readers Book Club Award Winner.

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    Magic of the Loons, A Short Story

      Paula Cappa
Magic of the Loons, A Short Story

Jackson doesn’t know the legends of the loons. When the mists fade, when the mighty loons zoom across Achilles Lake, when the male loon seeks its mate, the romance begins. What mysteries lie in loon magic? Believe. A short story of passion, mystery, and magic, with the flavors of “fabulism” of folklore, from the author of the best-selling, award-winning novel The Dazzling Darkness.Jackson doesn’t know the legends of the loons. When the mists fade, when the mighty loons zoom across Achilles Lake, when the male loon seeks its mate, the romance begins. Jackson has a secret rendezvous with Kai, his Loon Woman. She calls him her ‘birdman.’ Their heated lovemaking on the cabin floor is interrupted by an intruder. Jackson doesn’t believe the loons’ calls can evoke magical powers, or that their great wings might bring him beyond his ordinary world. Listen for the hot laughing song of the loon. What mysteries lie in loon magic? Believe. A short story of passion, mystery, and magic, with the flavors of “fabulism” of folklore, from the author of the best-selling, award-winning novel The Dazzling Darkness. Magic of the Loons was originally published at Dark Gothic Resurrected Magazine, Fall Issue 2014."Magic of the Loons" by Paula Cappa is a lyrical gem of a story, a love triangle set against the haunting atmosphere of a lake that is home to a raft of loons. With lush prose and an evocative setting, Cappa interweaves temptress Kai's seductive and sensuous nature and the fate of the two men who have fallen under her mysterious spell." Award-winning author Lucy Taylor of Fatal Journeys, a collection of short stories.Paula Cappa is the recipient of an Eric Hoffer Book Award, Readers' Favorite International Bronze Medal for supernatural suspense, and a Gothic Readers Book Club Award Winner.

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    The Haunting of Jezebeth

      Paula Cappa
The Haunting of Jezebeth

Deborah knows that shadows can’t survive in the twisting Lantz Gorge where her family of witches lived. The gardens are grizzled now. And the mountain Jezebeth holds the secret to the curse. Short story originally published by Twilight Times.Deborah knows that shadows can’t survive in the twisting Lantz Gorge where her family of witches lived. The gardens are grizzled now. And the mountain Jezebeth holds the secret to the curse. This is a short story of mystery, family secrets, and redemption, originally published by Twilight Times. "The author did an excellent job of reeling me in with her elegant style of imagery and beautiful descriptions in this spooky short story." ---Novel NovellasAuthor Paula Cappa is the recipient of an Eric Hoffer Book Award, Readers' Favorite International Bronze Medal for supernatural suspense, and a Gothic Readers Book Club Award Winner.

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    Hildie at the Ghost Shore

      Paula Cappa
Hildie at the Ghost Shore

Hildie is the mistress of Runecraft. Come meet her in Belgium and experience the magic of the Runes, Sleipnir, and Odin. This is a historical and supernatural mystery, a short story that was originally published at Fiction365. If you like quiet little mystery stories with a flavor of the past, and a dash of the spirit world, Hildie will bring you there.Hildie is the mistress of Runecraft. Come meet her in Belgium and experience the magic of the Runes, Sleipnir, and Odin. This is a historical and supernatural mystery, a short story that was originally published at Fiction365. If you like quiet little mystery stories with a flavor of the past, and a dash of the spirit world, Hildie will bring you there."Richly atmospheric and hauntingly imaginative. Hildie at the Ghost Shore is a polished gem of a story." Anna Elliott, author of The Witch Queen's Secret. Author Paula Cappa is the recipient of an Eric Hoffer Book Award, Readers' Favorite International Bronze Medal for supernatural suspense, and a Gothic Readers Book Club Award Winner.

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