Title: Dying for an Invitation
Author: Theresa Braun
Date of Publication: December 26th, 2018
Dacie returns to Romania where she’s ready to coax her invisible childhood playmate to reveal himself to her. Tension and passion fire up between them. Dacie’s mother spouts cautionary advice regarding the supernatural; however, Dacie shirks the warning as nonsense born from local legends. A lost letter lands in Dacie’s hands, suggesting the powers of the undead might have a grip on the family lineage. When her mother dies, so do the answers. And, Dacie needs the comfort of her unseen companion more than ever…
Probably the best short story I’ve ever read. I’m hard to please when it comes to short stories. But this… this was so good!
For a short story, Dacie was super well developed. We learn about her as a child, we learn about her past, and we learn about something she secretly wants. There’s a mystery companion who Dacie has known since she was a child, and the question is, does she give into that temptation or turn it down?
The ending was perfect yet I still want to know more. I want more answers and I want a sequel! This story was bloody brilliant and Braun is definitely my top short story author! Loved it!
Who’s your favorite supernatural/paranormal character?