Yay! Y’all did it! We just hit the $7250/month Milestone Goal over at the Patreon Page which means I can now post the next Spooky Jones Short Story!
This new story (“CHOICES”) pops back another year in Spooky’s life and is an adventure/thriller. It shows Spooky on his “other job” – as a young Occult Detective – trying to solve the case of a missing child. It takes place just a year and a half after his return from Hell – when he was working all on his own – and at 7,120 words gives you a real sense of who he was at that time.
Here are the opening two paragraphs:
It took five days to find the lonely, white farmhouse, and that was at least four days too long. Locating things with magic was always difficult, and Spooky Jones had become only marginally better despite months of practice. The photo in his hand provided a fragile, untrustworthy thread of connection to where they’d been keeping her. It showed a straw-thin, 8-year-old girl with purple-ribboned pigtails and a wide grin. She proudly revealed a missing front tooth, her eyes bright with mischief.
He had promised Isabelle Jackson’s mother that he would find her little girl. With every hour that passed, it became more likely he’d find her dead. Spooky needed to try harder, push himself harder. Twenty children had gone missing in the last six months, snatched “out of thin air.” It stank of magic and more would certainly follow. They needed a champion they could count on. Spooky hadn’t slept in two days.
This is what I’ve been working on for the past month – and that’s time I would never have been able to justify before the success of this Patreon. My awesome Patrons made this happen and I’m very grateful to each and every one of them. They are all superheroes!
This is the third Spooky Jones short story I’ve created for the Patrons. The first one was a fun short about how Spooky got his special cap and the second one was a very steamy story that answered the question: What is it like to kiss Spooky Jones?
If these stories sounds like something you’d be interested in reading, please check out my Patreon video and consider becoming a Patron yourself! 🙂