The Showman And The Shade

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Summary

Experience the realm of the living from the perspective of the dead. The Showman and the Shade is a ghost story set in the present, with a twisting plot of manipulation and the wish for revenge. Dying to be famous? How far would you go to become a star? Jack Wrightman was desperate for the success that had eluded him his entire life. That was until he stumbled upon an ancient book granting him power over the dead. Using dark magic he binds an unwitting soul to his will. His goal: to use the enslaved spirit to act as an intermediary in talking to the deceased, and to become a world-renowned spiritualist medium (and filthy rich to boot). What Jack doesn't count on is the unwillingness of his new-found assistant.

Genre:
Horror / Fantasy
Author:
NickyPGardiner
Status:
Complete
Chapters:
17
Rating:
4.8 23 reviews
Age Rating:
18+

Prologue

I am sitting paused at my tiny desk in the dark with pen and paper in hand ready to start writing, to try and tell you all my tale, but so unsure of where to start. I have sat here for more than an hour now. Most writers start with something witty, do they not? Something clever and compelling to grab the reader by the hand and whisk them away? But although this may seem like fiction to some, I swear that it is all real and based on fact. Well, I can at least vouch for the part that I witnessed first-hand.

I wonder at my goal in writing this account? To make money? Once that would have been enough. Oh, I have written before with some success but I have no need of money, not really not any more. I guess the reason then is to prove my innocence, to tell how I came to know this story and became embroiled within it. I feel I have never really got to tell my story. The Police listened. Lawyers listen. But they do not believe me, no one ever believes me. I have been vilified by the media and by those that knew me. Those people I thought were my friends now come forward and sell their story saying things like I was always odd, not right in the head, etc... How quickly people can turn on you.

I wish to justify my actions, although I was not in control of what happened, it was not my fault what happened. I am as much a victim as anyone else! It’s unbelievable; I know that much or I would not be in the situation I find myself in now. I know that others who have heard what I have said have branded me as mad or trying to appear as mad, maybe to be granted some kind of leniency, or pity.

But as I said I became embroiled within this tale nearer to its’ ending. It all started with a different man not so long ago……

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Victoria Hoyt: So far the story is good. I only got the first chapter though. It’s hard to evaluate on only one chapter. I would probably recommend this to my sister-in-law.

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Kim Shortland: I absolutely loved the plot to this story however I am sad that the book was not longer it certainly had potential.

Beth Hales: I love how the story is unraveling with a slow mystery that keeps you guessing! I would recommend this to a lot of friends!! Im hoping it gets a little more risqué and that characters get a little more developed and special! My girl lily needs something special about her; a power, magic, wolf, SO...

okolieamanda: Really loved the story line. It’s interesting, funny and fun full

Mariah Katelynn Wright: This is an amazing story. Great plot twists to keep readers guessing. Very few errors. Great voice and imagery. Keep it up.

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