If you like ghost stories and are intrigued by theories of past lives, here’s a short excerpt from my paranormal romance, Dreaming Josie. The story was originally included in an award winning anthology and I hope to develop it into a full-length book one day soon.
“I don’t see any sign of swelling, Corporal,” she said. “If you would just stay here, the stretcher bearers will be arriving to take you back to camp.”
Those deep brown eyes, gazing at him, made it hard to focus. He finally caught what she’d said.
“Stretcher bearers?” He shook his head. “I don’t need an ambulance. Just some help walking back to camp, is all.”
She frowned and glanced over his shoulder.
“Kyle, you okay?” a male voice called.
Kyle turned. Derek strode toward him.
“Yeah,” Kyle said. “Just stepped in a friggin’ hole. Twisted my ankle, but I think its okay.” He turned back to the woman, but she was gone. He scanned the field in all directions.
“Where’d she go?”
“Where’d who go?” Derek crouched beside him.
“The woman I was talking to.”
Derek frowned. “I didn’t see anyone. You were sitting by yourself.”
“You mean to tell me you didn’t see a dark-haired woman dressed in a green reenactor gown kneeling beside me?”
Derek shook his head. “Was she hot?”
“What difference does that make?”
“It would have made me notice her.” Derek examined Kyle’s ankle.
“It’s fine,” Kyle said. “Help me up. I’ll try standing on it.”
Derek pulled him to his feet.
Kyle took a few tentative steps. As he put his weight on it, pain shot through his foot and up his leg, but he didn’t think he’d done any serious damage.
“It’s okay, a bit tender, but I can walk back.” He bent down to pick up his rifle, then scanned the field again. “I can’t believe you didn’t see her.”
“Sorry, man.” Derek smirked. “You never answered my question.”
“Was she hot?”
Kyle still held the memory and scent of the woman. Those eyes and lips would haunt him in his dreams tonight.
When Civil War reenactor, Kyle Dalton, keeps seeing a beautiful woman on the battlefield tending to soldiers, he thinks she’s another reenactor. But when she disappears into thin air, he starts to believe he’s seen a ghost. Did he have a past life with this woman?
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