The Understudy

The Understudy


Aspiring pop musician Sossity Chandler lands a much-needed job in a play that has a part for a folk singer. The money is welcome, and she has acted before, but she did not anticipate encountering a stage ghost as part of the deal.

Research tells her the woman was murdered just before the premier of a new work to have been played in the same theater they are in now. She also discovers that in order for the ghost to go free she must act a role there in place of the one denied to her by her ultimately death.

Sossity hatches a scheme to bring this about but finds that ghosts have conflicts just as the living do. The attempt to free the long-deceased actress involves both of them in various struggles and begins to bond them in a friendship that stretches over time and the limits of life and death.

About the Author:

David’s horror/supernatural fiction has appeared widely in such anthologies and journals as Dark Distortions, Horror Through the Ages, Ensorcelled, Sex and Murder, And Now the Nightmare Begins, and many others. His novella, The Gallery, is available from Amazon.
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Aspiring pop musician Sossity Chandler lands a much-needed job in a play that has a part for a folk singer. The money is welcome, and she has acted before, but she did not anticipate encountering a stage ghost as part of the deal.

Research tells her the woman was murdered just before the premier of a new work to have been played in the same theater they are in now. She also discovers that in order for the ghost to go free she must act a role there in place of the one denied to her by her ultimately death.

Sossity hatches a scheme to bring this about but finds that ghosts have conflicts just as the living do. The attempt to free the long-deceased actress involves both of them in various struggles and begins to bond them in a friendship that stretches over time and the limits of life and death.

About the Author:

David’s horror/supernatural fiction has appeared widely in such anthologies and journals as Dark Distortions, Horror Through the Ages, Ensorcelled, Sex and Murder, And Now the Nightmare Begins, and many others. His novella, The Gallery, is available from Amazon.

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