31 Days of Secrets
To gear up for the latest print release from Morrigan Books, author Carole Lanham is sharing 31 secrets in 31 days from her collection of award-winning stories, The Whisper Jar. On May 31, 2012, The Whisper Jar will be available for purchase in paperback, and this is one secret that both Carole and Morrigan Books hope you'll whisper far and wide. In the meantime, if you'd like to read the book before the end of the month, please pick up your copy of the ebook today at Amazon.
Secret # 1
They had a saying at the Asylum for Fatherless Children at Slough: No child is forgotten who is loved by God. I think Sister Madalene made it up. They also had a door at the top of a staircase that hid a knob-rattling, floor-thumping old secret. Libidinous sighs were known to slip out between the planks. Sometimes a shadow would appear in the crack underneath, its stark shape moving from side to side like a pendulum that marks something more terrible than time.
Gunstor liked to tell people that there was a torture chamber up there, and, such were the clinks and clatters that came from that place, one could almost detect within them the rubbery snap of muscles tearing under skin...
~ The Forgotten Orphan