Ghosts Add Dimension
Thank you for joining me and welcome to the Soul Mate Publishing Blog. I write historical romance under the pen name Wareeze Woodson. I love history, all the romance of another era regardless of the hardships of the times. Therefore, I write historical romance with a twist of suspense.
At this point in time I have seven novels available on Amazon and the Soul Mate Publishing website. My first novel forward: Conduct Unbecoming of a Gentleman, An Enduring Love, A Lady’s Vanishing Choices, Captured by the Viscount, The Earl’s Scandalous Wager, After She Became a Lady, and my historical western romance, Bittersweep all listed on my website:www.wareezewoodson.com
Halloween will soon be upon us…trick or treat…candy, costumes…and ghostly happening. Sitting at my computer and thinking of hauntings, apparitions, and such I turned the key on one of my music boxes. One of my collection of nearly one hundred. The sound cast me into another world, the world of dreams and writing about those imaginings. The music also called to mind a recent incident when the chime scared me witless in the middle of the night. Earlier in the day, I twisted the key, but no music was forthcoming. Sad because the music box that had meant so much to me was now broken, I put the porcelain box aside. In the wee hours of the morning, the chimes came alive waking me from a sound sleep. My breath caught in my throat, and I sat up in bed frozen with my heart pounding for an entire minute. Ah, the idea for a story.
Romance can and often does include such creatures as ghosts. My ghost story weaves its way into my latest romance, Vanessa. Not yet published but I shall be finished with the writing very soon (keeping my fingers crossed.)
After all these years, her music box, the one Uncle Charlie had given her on her birthday of six and ten, still sat on her dresser, craved with a figurine of a lady on top. Delicate and so lovely, the statuette had her hand raise in a dance position. Uncle Charlie had a watch maker constrict the musical components much as a clock works and placed a figurine on top. Vanessa ambled across the patterned rug and reached over to fingered one raised hand of the dancing lady. With barely a touch, three notes of music chimed forth from the box. The figurine whirled. Startled by the music and the unexpected movement, Vanessa bit back a scream. To her knowledge, no one had wound the music box for ages and having the notes peal out so unexpectantly left her slightly unsettled. Vanessa glanced into her mirror only to have the statuette stare back at her. She drew a long, shaky breath and turned away. After a moment’s consideration, she shook her head at her own shocking want of conduct. She must bring her imagination under control.
With unwavering determination, she twisted around and picked up the music box. Without a pause, she wound the key enough for the song to play entirely and stood there until the last delicate note faded away. With that, Vanessa nodded in satisfaction and opened the clothespress to decide which garment she intended to wear to dinner. Perhaps her guardian would return tonight, and she must appear at her best for him.
This was the first visit of the ghost. Spooky don’t you think? The music box sat untouched for three years or more and now the much-treasured box played for her. Was the chiming a warning of danger or of things to come…what? The details of the haunting add spice to the story of love, danger, intrigue, and above all, happy endings.
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