October 20, 2016 by dellanioakes
When Tis Done is the third book in my Miracle, Mississippi fantasy series. Neil’s recently retired from the military, and home for the first time in ten years. He reunites with a childhood sweetheart, Cynthia.
Neil had just lain down when he heard an unearthly screech that echoed several seconds before it was repeated. Sitting up in bed, he yelped, waking Cynthia.
“What’s wrong, baby?”
The sound repeated.
She listened as it sounded once more.
“Oh, honey, that’s just a fox. You must have heard them a million times before. They’re all over the place.”
“A fox? That’s not a fox, that’s—that’s hell screaming.”
Cynthia patted him on the knee, curling against his side, pulling him down next to her. “Why do you think the Irish thought they were banshees? It’s all right, sugar. Go to sleep.”
© 2016 Dellani Oakes