The Hungry Ghost by Dalena Storm
English | 2019 | Fantasy , Horror | ePUB | 503 Kb
The Hungry Ghost : A hungry ghost escapes from a dark realm into the human world, where it enters the unconscious body of a woman named Sam. When Sam appears to miraculously awaken from her accident-induced coma, her lesbian lover, alcoholic ex-husband, and well-meaning family must come together to try and stop the ghost from devouring everything Sam once loved. Meanwhile, elsewhere in Boston, a mysterious new kitten has just been born who holds the key to understanding what has happened to Sam. Will Sam’s loved ones be able to put things back in their proper place, or will the ghost destroy them first?
“Well, I wanted to see you and the only way of doing that seemed to be to make plans to be somewhere and see if you’d show up.”
Irritation flared like a fire in Sam. So, Madeline was blaming her after all. Lulled into a sense of false optimism by the music on her drive, Sam had thought this reunion might be fun. Now, she wasn’t sure it had been a good idea at all.
“Well, you know how it is. I’ve been busy with the semester. I hardly have time to sleep or eat, so it’s been sort of hard to make plans to hang out. Sorry if I’ve been a bitch.”
Sam could feel her mouth curling with bitterness as she tried to distract Madeline with busy talk and self-incrimination. Why couldn’t things ever just be pleasant? Why couldn’t Madeline just be direct and say I’ve missed you! and give her a big hug? This meeting could have been so nice—an escape from the shit she usually had to deal with—but things never worked out the way Sam wanted. There was always a catch.
“Sam,” Madeline said. Her voice was intense and wanting. It made Sam look at her and when she did she couldn’t stop looking. “Hi.”
“Hi,” breathed Sam. Madeline’s eyes were so clear. She didn’t look like she was angry. Sam allowed herself the beginning of a real smile.”