8.16.2016

Who You Gonna Call? Not Ghostbusters!

Ghosts of Fire
An elements of Untethered Realms anthology
Coming in October



A writer’s mind is an interesting thing. It starts with the question, What If? And goes from there.

For the upcoming Untethered Realms short story anthology, Ghosts of Fire, my story was born in much this way…

Who’s in charge of monitoring threats to your country? In the United States we have homeland security and in the United Kingdom MI5 is in charge of domestic security. Both countries are well versed in threats to their respective countries, who’s behind them, and how to protect against them.

But what if there were threats most people didn’t know about or even believe in?

As in the supernatural kind?

Who you gonna call?

Not Ghostbusters, that’s for sure! Not for serious threats to your country.

The general public doesn’t know about these threats and it’s best to keep it that way. No reason to cause mass panic. Chaos would reign. Just take care of the problem.

That’s where Secret Branch comes in. Its existence is known only to the Prime Minister and a few of his cabinet members. And what of the special agents who work for Special Branch? They have special gifts, of course; the ability to see supernatural beings and the skills to rid England of any threats coming from them.

In Mind the Gap, one such special agent wants to gain favor with a particularly attractive detective he knows, so he sets out to find the art thief she’s after using good old fashioned investigative skills.

But when you’re a “special” agent, the supernatural are always going to have other ideas.

And this is how my story was born...


Who would you call?



17 comments:

  1. I can't wait to read it! I love supernatural twists to real life situations. What ifs always draw inspiration from me too.

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    1. Me too, Christine. I'm a huge Supernatural fan.

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  2. Ooo. I can't wait to read this. This is going to be a great collection of stories.

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    1. It is a great collection, Mary. I've had a chance to read them all and they're awesome.

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  3. Ooo. I can't wait to read this. This is going to be a great collection of stories.

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  4. How to fan the flames of my booky lust...

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    1. Haha! Thanks, EC. We hope you'll like it.

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  5. It's going to be another awesome collection of stories from this group!

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  6. This sounds excellent and looking forward to it. As for who I would call...id call my mommy

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    1. Haha! Mommy is good at ghostbusting, huh?

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  7. My answer to "who you gonna call" is almost always ghostbusters, and then I hear the music in my head. LOL! Ghosts of Fire is going to be a great anthology!

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  8. Arrggg, now it's stuck in my head, Cherie! LOL.

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  9. This sounds like such a great story, Gwen! Can't wait to read it.

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  10. I love your premise and those questions! I'm with Julie - I can't wait to read it!

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