Fantasy ghosts found family disability haunted house autistic contemporary fantasy

Sanctuary - an extract

By Andi C. Buchanan
Mar 12, 2020 · 3,935 words · 15 minutes

Haunted House in Cologne

Photo by Celina Albertz via Unsplash.

From the author: The first chapter of my yet-to-be-published novel Sanctuary.


Chapter One

The ghost of Henrietta Casswell (died in childbirth, 1781, within these very walls) floats by as I'm setting the table for dinner.

My mouth feels dry and I swallow before I speak. I can speak much more easily when there are only ghosts around than I can to living people, but it's still not easy.

“Good morning Henrietta,” I say, trying to remember which spoon goes closest to the plate. “Do you want to join us for dinner?”

By the time I've got the words out, she's already halfway...

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