Welcome, Snippeteers and other visitors! I’m posting a free serialized novel called Fidele, the story of Malcolm Carmichael, a WWII veteran dealing with the death of his mother, a disappointing love affair, and the ghosts who don’t leave him alone.
“There are plenty of other old places that are willing to feed them a story of restless spirits in exchange for tourist money.”
“Doesn’t Fidele have any stories?” I said, smiling at him. “What restless spirits does it possess?”
To my surprise, neither Noel nor Willie answered at first, though their eyes met in the rear view mirror. Finally Noel said, “Any old house is going to collect a tale or two. Let’s get out of the city, Willie.”
“Yes, Mr. Noel,” Willie replied, and as he took the first chance to turn away from the Quarter I leaned back in my seat and wondered at their response to what I had thought was an innocent question.
Fidele is updated every Friday. You can find the Table of Contents here.
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Ooo, what intriguing set up! I love the classic mystery/unknown threat you’ve set up!
@rhodrymavelyne, thank you!
Ugh…sorry. Hit “post” too soon.
Guess the question wasn’t so innocent after all!
@AM, no worries. I trashed it. And thanks for reading!
Intriguing. That sets up a nice hint of mystery.
Definite sense of intrigue there!
@Antonia, thanks for reading!
Ooh, this is the kind of snippet that leaves me itching to read more!
@b10track, thanks for reading! The story so far is here.