A scratching at the door, but surely no-one is there. The house is empty, so the footsteps on the stairs must be in my imagination. The way that shadow just moved, like breathing, must be a trick of the light.
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DEATH’S SWEET ECHO Contents
ANOTHER BITE OF THE CHERRY
HOPING HE WOULDN’T BE TOO LATE
SWEET DECAY OF YOUTH
I HEAR HIS FOOTSTEPS DRAWING NEAR
AND IT GOES LIKE THIS
GUILT CASTS LONG SHADOWS
JUST THE WAY IT IS
THE WALTZER KING
ANOTHER BITE OF THE CHERRY was published by Hersham Horror as The Curse Of The Mummy in 2015
I HEAR HIS FOOTSTEPS DRAWING NEAR was published by Immediate Direction in the Midnight Street anthology Journeys Into Darkness in 2014
SILVER was published by Hersham Horror in the Dead Water anthology in 2014
All the other stories are unpublished. Total book word count is 82700 words
The Amazon UK link for the e-book http://www.amazon.co.uk/Deaths-Sweet-Echo-Maynard-Sims-ebook/dp/B018YK61XM/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1449304185&sr=1-1&keywords=maynard+and+sims+death’s+sweet+echo
The publisher link for the hardcover (with free e-book)