Samples of ACW Members Books
A sample of writing by ACW members. These come from either published books, soon to be published books, or works in progress. You can find out more at the Members Showcase
Despite the green-eyed man driving the old Mercedes Benz carefully up the steep mountain road, the human leg still rattled around in the boot. Only the light of a low-slung moon, almost dazzling in its brilliance, lighted his way. The narrow road wound through rocky, gorse covered terrain, known only to the spirits of the night. This was a barren, God forsaken wilderness. The sound of Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata accompanied the occupant of the car. It was a soothing backdrop completely at odds with the macabre purpose of this trip.
Jude Kilburn looked back over his shoulder. The narrow road behind was empty. He sat at the rear of a taxi van gripping the seat in front to steady himself as they bounced and climbed. A man-sized dummy like a Guy Fawkes doll flashed by hung by its neck from the roof of a half-built house. He knew it was a common practice thought to ward off evil in Albania, but it was as if on the edge of his own spirit he felt the passing of a shadow with it.
#Melissa Green lived with her mother in a big brown brick house with a grey slate roof, up the top of a hilly street. They only lived in the middle part of the house, up a wide white wooden staircase. Opposite their front door on the landing, was another white door that was always shut. It was just part of the house, like the white pineapple knobs on the banisters. One day Melissa saw that the other door was open, and she glimpsed a little flight of white stairs beyond it. Where could those other stairs go? she wondered.