SPOILERS are posted towards the bottom of the post. The first half is about a few interconnected stories I’ve written
Last year I wrote a story called “Wingreen Possession” for Ghostly Writes Anthology 2018. You can get the book on kindle FOR FREE! Ghostly Writes Anthology 2018
“Wingreen Possession” is about three kids that sneak into the Wingreen house to see if it’s haunted. Not only are the Wingreen family still haunting the house, they have ties to one of the three kids that broke into their house.
The response has been incredible! I’ve ultimately decided to expand on this story and I’ve had a few opportunities to expand on this story. My five club drabble for Black Hare Press is “Wingreen Reprise”. I also wrote a prequel story “Wingreen Uprising” that explains how the Wingreen family became ghosts and how the tales the kids in “Wingreen Possession” were told were nothing more than fabricated lies.
Unfortunately, the anthology that will feature “Wingreen Uprising” was pushed back.
This leads to the next story, Halloween, Avant Garde will release their anthology The Dark World of Avant Garde’s Secret Societies Anthology which features my story “Children of the Circle” which is the beginning of the Wingreen Saga. This explains how the Wingreen family become involved in the community.
Here’s the link for The Dark World of Avant Garde’s Secret Societies Anthology On Amazon!
I know many of you prefer print over digital but from what I’ve been told, this one is likely a kindle exclusive.
NOW, HERE’S THE SPOILERS
In “Wingreen Possession” you find out the Wingreen family were members of a cult led by Billy’s dad (Billy is one of the three kids that breaks into the Wingreen house). Billy abandoned the cult once it was discovered he was about to become a father (Billy’s sister). He then returns to his Pastoral duties and eventually retires and becomes a community leader.
In “Wingreen Uprising” you find out that Mr. Wingreen was the righthand man to the Pastor. In “Wingreen Possession” the children were told the family died of carbon monoxide poisoning. In this story, it’s revealed the cult were close to making a suicide pact and a member of the Wingreen family was the test subject and the pact was canned once the Pastor revealed he would become a father. It’s mentioned that the Pastor was once a firm believer in the Bible but lost his ways and turned to the cult, Children of the Circle. That leads me to the story about to be released.
“Children of the Circle” shows the Pastor losing his religious ways and what ultimately leads him to forming Children of the Circle. It also shows how he meets the Wingreen family.
In “Wingreen Possession” and “Wingreen Uprising” it’s mentioned the Wingreen family is a family of four. In “Children of the Circle” it’s revealed the Wingreen family is actually a family of five. The story about the “missing Wingreen” has yet to be published.
My plan was to slowly reveal a few things and save some for later. Sadly, with the anthology featuring “Wingreen Uprising” being pushed back, I thought I’d post this in case there are elements of “Children of the Circle” that don’t make sense.
As for “Wingreen Reprise” it was part of a competition and there are plans for it to be in publication in 2020.
Ghostly Writes Anthology 2018 is now available and The Dark World of Avant Garde’s Secret Societies will be available on Halloween!