Title: Rock Paper Scissors
Author: Tamela Miles
Genre: Paranormal Romance/Horror
Rock, Paper, Scissors is a compilation of previously published stories by Tamela Miles, including four new short horror stories.... Carin has somewhere to be, but she's not leaving before she handles some unfinished business with pop star Billy Chambers. Ten-year-old Vanessa feels unloved and abandoned by everyone. Unfortunately, her new hobby is nothing less than deadly for those around her. Zach is the kind of man who loves love and believed that he had found his perfect match in Naomi. What happens when he is pushed to his limits after he suffers a crushing disappointment? Aldous, a former Marine, lived a fairytale life with his wife until a tragic accident leads him into the darkest pits of human despair. He discovers that some things can't be forgiven and, if he has to pay the piper, he won't be paying alone.
“Throw that damn book in the garbage, Rob!” Tierney demanded angrily.
“Not a chance,” Rob said fiercely, standing his ground. “It’s a loaner from a friend.” He tossed the book on one of the end tables next to the sofa.
Before the argument could escalate, Tierney clutched her throat, feeling another asthma attack coming on. Rob grabbed her arm in concern and reached into her jeans pocket for her inhaler. He put it to her lips and watched her struggle to breathe. After a few, long moments, she was filling her lungs with air as best as she could.
“You ok?” Rob asked, stroking her hair.
“It’s not as if my soul is in danger by having this book in our house, Tierney,” he said softly.
“You know, right about now I’d sell my soul to be able to breathe properly,” Tierney said flippantly, smiling at her husband, anger forgotten after their bonding moment.
Rob kissed his wife’s forehead gently and they stayed in a tight embrace for, perhaps a few moments.
The childish giggling woke Tierney almost instantly. She turned over quickly, her legs tangling with Rob’s as he slept. It was well after midnight and they had been in bed for nearly an hour. She was a light sleeper and the slightest noise usually woke her up.
“Rob?” she said into the darkness. “Are you laughing?”
He grunted, untangling his legs from hers and slept on.
The childish laughter came again from the dark and Tierney sat up in bed. Hesitant to turn on the lamp by the bed for fear of waking up Rob, she strained to see. The laughter started again, this time closer to her side of the bed and she shivered in fear. Maybe it’s coming from next door, she told herself. Suddenly, the giggling was right next to her ear.
“Breathe,” a child’s voice commanded.
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Tamela Miles is a school psychologist with Ed.S and PPS credential and a graduate of California State University San Bernardino and California State University Dominguez Hills. She is also a former flight attendant. She grew up in Altadena, California in that tumultuous time known as the 1980s. She now resides with her family in the Inland Empire, CA. She's a horror/paranormal romance writer mainly because it feels so good having her characters do bad things and, later, pondering what makes them so bad and why they can never seem to change their wicked ways. She enjoys emails from people who like her work. In fact, she loves emails. She can be contacted at email@example.com or her Facebook page, Tamela Miles Books. She also welcomes reader reviews and enjoys the feedback from people who love to read as much as she does.
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