Welcome back! It's #SnippetSunday time again and I'm continuing with Out of Time, a short story I wrote for an anthology contest. I'll learn by next week if I'll be one of two newbie authors to be selected. But hey, if I'm not, no worries as I will definitely release this story. I love it! And it also ties nicely into the world-building of my current series.
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Out of Time follows a young woman searching for a lost family history. In the haunted town of Benton, she discovers that past and present memories overlap, and that ghosts aren't always what they seem.
Her fingertips touched a delicate doily. She’d have to get a manicure next week when she got home. How the hell had her nails gotten so bad? There was dirt logged under most of them. Her hands balled into fists, hiding the offending objects.
A ring. A simple band of gold wrapped around her ring finger on her left hand.
What the? I’m dreaming. I have to be dreaming.
She looked up and was stunned to see a different face looking back at her in the mirror: big brown eyes, long wavy hair. She wore an old-fashioned shift, plain white, light cotton. The ties in front had come undone and it rested asymmetrically on her shoulders.
The face smiled, as if in on a secret.