The child of woods
Only the title story is repeated in the book the remaining are new stories. This time the stories are about ghosts, fantasy creatures and human beings. There are some spooky stories of ghosts, some blood-curdling stories of human beings and some gentler stories of fantasy creatures and vampires! Hope you will enjoy the stories.
Child of Woods – Review (older version) Troy David Loy: https://www.amazon.com/author/troyloy
The child of woods:
A woman finds a mysteriously abandoned child in a forest hut and adopts him, later to discover his faerie heritage and true mother. As the title story from the original book, this is quite good, and I’m glad it was retained.
The haunting of Everest Lodge:
A ghost needs some time to herself, without all those pesky Living crowding out her home, and spoiling the decor. This one is forced to deal with the annoyance of ghost hunters and paranormal investigators who treat her as little more than an exhibition!
A dead woman and her still living husband are separated by the veil of the hereafter, in a touching, two-sided story, that almost brung tears to my eyes.
Naughty little alien:
An alien child decides to have fun tormenting the primitives while his parents are out of the room, and gets caught. I liked this one, as it reminds me in good ways of Star Trek’s episode “The Squire of Gothos.”
Human children are gathered to repopulate the species after being rescued by aliens, and taken to another world. A good one, message-wise.
Partygoers and thrill-seekers get caught up in an attempt to open a portal to another world by ghostly witches and wizards, an attempt foiled by the sacrificed grandchild of one of the specters. I like that the evil ones came to a bad end, but then one often get what they pay for, not always what they think they do.