Maureen Aja knows how to hate.
She hates a lot of things: Pink roses, her life and her husband.
Except she doesn’t.
But hating him feels easier than facing the deep, dark fear she wants to avoid.
Until one day that unchecked fear threatens to destroy all she truly holds dear.
A short story about forgiveness.
“Regrets” by National Bestselling author Dara Girard is free on this site from only the 17th to 24th .
This story is available in the collection Dark Love and as an individual story through different retailers here.
Paul Gibbons didn’t trust cats.
And he didn’t like being followed.
Especially by an insistent grey cat that didn’t seem to care. She demanded attention…and help.
But finding out why she needed him—only him—could prove dangerous and threatens to expose secrets he needs to keep hidden.
A fantasy story for fans of Pawprints in the Snow.
“Pawprints in the Heart” by National Bestselling author Dara Girard is free on this site from only the 17th to 24th .
Melanie needed a change.
Just not the change everyone else wanted for her.
A flash fiction story for the new year.
Eight year old Dami wants to keep her younger brother, Paxton, safe.
But sometimes her mum makes that hard.
As she watches the snow fall one night she wonders if things will change.
And in a brief unworldly moment, she sees a chance to make things different.
But she will have to do something brave—against her mother’s wishes—to seize it.
A story about the power of courage and love.
“One Snowy Night” by National Bestselling author Dara Girard is free on this site from only the 17th to 24th.
When Lamar sees an old man struggling to carry his groceries, he watches from a distance.
A safe distance.
A former foster kid used to being feared, discarded or used, he approaches people with caution. If he approaches them at all.
But, in the spirit of the holidays, he makes a decision to take an action that won’t only change the old man’s life but also his own.