This paranormal story along with "Blood Ties," are in my collection entitled "Wicked Intentions," due out in September 2013.
THE HAUNTING OF BARB MARIE- word count 9,845
Even as a child, Barb Marie saw dead people, which terrified her parents. With no one to talk to about her gift/curse, Barb kept her secret to herself. This took an unhealthy toil on her throughout her childhood and young adulthood.
After her divorce at the age of twenty three, Barb moved to Virginia with her four year old son Timmy. While doing volunteer work, she meets and soon marry’s Jim, a local dentist. Happy at last, Barb settles into her and Jim’s first home, a nineteenth century house.
Immediately, Barb is plagued with the sighting of a young abused spirit who wants her friendship, an angry old woman who once owned the house, and two air force pilots who crashed in the homes backyard in 1942.
After confiding in Jim about the sightings they contact a paranormal research team who offers to rid the home of specters, but its not the home that is haunted they discover, it is Barb.