The Face Behind The Coffin Glass — A Halloween Tale

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A tale just in time for Halloween. Shivers included. By author Mike Staton on Writing Wranglers and Warriors

Writing Wranglers and Warriors

The road to the country cemetery hadn’t been in use for decades. Just to make sure, the current owners put up a barrier and wrecked portion of the roadway, leaving jagged asphalt blocks in front of the barricade. I parked the jeep. We’d walk in.

“This is crazy,” Jolene told me as we made our way past the barrier. “

This short story, The Face Behind The Coffin Glass, was written by Michael Staton. This short story, The Face Behind The Coffin Glass, was written by Michael Staton.

You and your stupid dreams, Danny.”

For the last month, I’d been dreaming about a dead woman, a Victorian in an alluring satin nightgown sure to entice her Confederate colonel into their bed when he returned from the war. Every night at exactly 3 o’clock she’d tiptoe to my bed and beseeched me to save her. Always, the same words: “I can’t get out. Come to me. Open the lid.”

“Maybe the dreams will go away…

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About L. LEANDER BOOKS

Author of Fearless Fiction, L.Leander is an author, freelancer and songwriter. She says she credits her love of singing to her father, and her artistic talents to her mother, who was a painter. Both loved to read and write poems and short stories. "Nothing makes me as happy as curling up with a good book, or my guitar," Ms. Leander says. INZARED, QUEEN OF THE ELEPHANT RIDERS is the author's first novel. She is currently working on the sequel and a non-fiction series.

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