Secret From The Flames - Relatives
In Secret From the Flames Ciara Tressa Lafferty not only has to put up with local lore concerning her long lost great aunt, she has the woman's name as her middle name. To makes matters worse, she looks exactly like her great aunt. All Ciara wants to do is blow the dirt of Landry, Georgia from her feet and go to college, but she's stuck in her hometown until graduation. To make matters worse, her boyfriend's grandfather won't let her ever forget her great aunt.
Did you ever have a relative like this? One you'd rather forget ever existed, but you're blamed for everything they did, just because you look like them? I'm betting you were never accused of masterminding a robbery spree, stealing a guy's car, and taking off for parts unknown. However, there are other things we find ourselves compared to when it comes to our relatives.
"Oh, you look so much like Aunt Sue. Did you know she went on to be the head of a very prosperous company in a time when women stayed home to take care of their families? Such a forward thinking woman Aunt Sue was." A deep sigh from your aged relative and then. "It's too bad you can't be more like Aunt Sue."
"Nobody ever let Uncle Tom hang around the children. He was funny. You know what I mean." A pointed look at the scruff on your face, the clothes you prefer that are just this side of disreputable. "You sure do look a whole lot like him. Uncle Tom never believed in a razor. He sure didn't dress like people expected. Maybe we should keep the children away from you."
There are many more examples of teens today resembling some long dead, successful or creepy, relative. All you can do is roll your eyes and hope you never end up like that relative. Ciara has a lot to disprove, yet she's not sure how to do it, and being possessed by the vengeful ghost of her long lost great aunt certainly doesn't help matters, especially when the ghost still has a heavy crush on the man who killed her.
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Everyone pays for the mistakes of their family, but for Ciara Tressa Lafferty, that particular mistake happened almost sixty years ago, and nobody will forget it. She's constantly compared to her great aunt, and even worse, she looks like the woman.
A senior in high school with a great future ahead of her, Ciara has no clue what this Halloween holds for her. That it's the anniversary her great aunt’s disappearance is just one more annoyance as she discovers her boyfriend's great grandfather refuses to let her move on with her own life. Then Ciara finds herself thrust in a nebulous existence within her own body when Tressa Anne Lafferty, her great aunt, possesses her. Ciara tries to break free, but Tressa refuses to release her until Ciara discovers the secret hidden within the charred remains of McLaren House--a revelation which will rock the whole town.
The sense of time gathers speed. For so long, she dwelled in limbo, awaiting the moment when she would reunite with him. He brings conflicting emotions. Tressa loved him, yet he killed her. Logic dictates that she must hate him.
Her death came about not because he loved her, but because he had to hide his acts, what he had done to ruin his family name.
Duke Turkin was incapable of caring about anyone but himself. The only things he really loved were power and money.
"It's time, Duke," Tressa whispered into the humid, velvety night air. "Can you feel it? I'll make sure that you don't escape me this time. We're destined to spend eternity together."
KC Sprayberry started writing young, first as a diarist, and later through an interest in English and creative writing. Her first experience with publication came when she placed third in The Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge contest while in the Air Force, but her dedication to writing came after she had her youngest child, now in his senior year of high school.
Her family lives in Northwest Georgia where she spends her days creating stories about life in the south, and far beyond. More than a dozen of her short stories have appeared in several magazines. Five anthologies feature other short stories. She has three books that are Amazon best sellers: Softly Say Goodbye, Who Am I?, and Mama's Advice. Her other novels available are: Take Chances, The Ghost Catcher, Family Curse … Times Two, Secret From The Flames, Where U @, The Wrong One, Pony Dreams, and Grace.