A new Ghost story: Death Is But A Text Away

 

Another story about Ghost from No Man’s Land! (Not a ghost story. A Ghost story. Sarcasm and sass instead of horror, I’m afraid).

This time it’s in The Misbehaving Dead, which you can pick up from A Murder of Storytellers in paperback or Amazon Kindle.

This one was one of Ryan’s favourites, and I love it too – what do you do if a ghost just won’t settle? Go and see the boss, of course.

Charon gives me a smile as I walk down the dock jutting out into the stinking river. She’s dressed as a Venetian gondolier today. “Nice hat,” I tell her.

“Thanks! It was in the sale. Didn’t you see the picture I posted?” Charon’s a friend, surprisingly—or a pen-pal, more likely. She’s got a smartphone someplace under that neat suit, and is weirdly good for technology for a thousand-year old psychopomp. Everyone to their own, I guess.

“I’ve been working today,” I say as I step into the boat. “Does it come in purple?”

“I’ll check for you. Are you here to pick someone up?” she asks as I tip two coins into her hand.

“Nope, here to see the boss.”

She gives me a funny face, sticking her tongue out. “Wow, you’re in for it. No-one sees the boss these days.”

“Why?”

“She’s got lackeys, hasn’t she? Too busy to see us minions.”

“What happened to personal service?” I moan. “Well, I’ve got a complaint, so tough.”

“Rather you than me! When are we going clubbing again?”

Author: kate

Kate Coe is an editor, book reviewer and writer of fiction & fantasy. She writes the sparkpunk GreenSky series and blogs at writingandcoe.co.uk. When she's not working, she fills her spare time in between writing with web design, gaming, geeky cross-stitch and DIY (which may or may not involve destroying things). She also reads far fewer books that she would like to, but possibly more than she really has time for.