Comes A Specter
By: Keta Diablo
Series: Ghostland Series
Genre: Short Story
Length: 87 pages
Six months ago, Anya Fleming's ten- year-old son, Willie-boy, found his father hanging
in the barn. Traumatized over his father's suicide, the boy hasn't spoken a word since.
Now, Willie-boy has come down with a grave, unknown illness and there's only one man
who can save him, Sutter Sky, a learned Blackfoot shaman known as Yellow Smoke—a
shaman who was once deeply in love with Anya.
But Fate had other plans for Anya and Sutter—she was forced to marry Lewis Fleming,
a cruel man who berated her night and day, and brokenhearted Sutter immersed
himself in the mystical customs and beliefs of his People and became a shaman
As if Anya didn't have enough to deal with after her husband's death and her son's
illness, an evil, sinister ghost is terrorizing their ranch. Anya is convinced the spirit is
Lewis, who apparently isn't done making her life miserable.
When she turns to Yellow Smoke for help, will he put side his bitterness and save Willie-
boy? And can the renowned shaman dispel the powerful ghost from their lives and send
him back to Hades?
***I was offered by the author an opportunity to read and review her short story in exchange for my honest review.***
I am glad I had the opportunity to read and review this short story. While I don't read many short stories; only because I have a hard time getting into them, I feel as though the story's can seem so fast-paced. Now while I had a bit of a hard time getting into the story, Keta Diablo does a remarkable job setting the scene. She makes you feel as though you are part of the story.
Even though the story was short, I can honestly say I enjoyed it I had only wished it was longer because I feel as though there could have been so much more to the story.
The character development was good; Anya, Sutter and Willie-boy had well-developed personalities. I think there could have been a bit more development to make you feel more of an attachment to the characters themselves, but over all their development was good.
If you have the opportunity to read Keta's short story you should definitely take the time to read it. It is a quick read.
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