Can you tell us a little about yourself?
My name is Dutton Forrest and I'm a huge fan of Star Trek. I'm what's known as a 'Trekkie' actually, but seriously - I mean we take it seriously - the Great Barrington chapter of the Star Trek Foundation that is. I live on a pig farm with my dad. My mom died when I was three. We don't talk much, me and my dad, and he definitely doesn't understand about Star Trek, or my night-time excursions to hunt down aliens. I'm not supposed to talk about that though. Let's just say I'm into astronomy and I spend a lot of time outdoors. Between you and me, they're real. The aliens that is...they're out there.
What is your role in the story?
I go out searching for the Dark Star. I know my mom is still alive. I've seen her, only they have her in that place. It's like a dark cave and silvery beings come and go from it. It's deep in the woods but I haven't told anyone 'cause they wouldn't believe me if I did. I'm going to rendezvous with the Dark Star soon, and I'll be able to see my mom then.
What is your favorite hobby?
Why searching for aliens of course. That, and watching reruns of Star Trek. Captain Kirk is my favourite. Then again, he's everyone's favourite isn't he?
What is the challenge you’re trying to overcome during the story?
If I can just find my mom, everything will be alright. I'll fit in better at school and I'll have more friends too. And I won't have to be so alone all the time.
If you could make one wish, what would it be?
To have my mom back.
Title: Evil Imminent
Author: Maryann Weston
Genre: Horror / Paranormal Short Story Collection
A horror/paranormal anthology that lures, grips and exhilarates, leaving the reader demanding more.
‘Normal’ will never be the same after reading Evil Imminent.
In Maryann Weston’s exciting new anthology, mundane becomes extraordinary.
- Nate is unable to cast off his past;
- Gabby is devastated by grief;
- Sal will do whatever it takes;
- Sybilla’s arrogance leads her to a deadly risk;
- Dutton’s yearnings become an obsession;
- Bella is consumed by her disrespect for culture;
- Michael searches for redemption.
“She fled back through the house and out the front door into the comfort of the suburban street. She gulped in the cool air and focused on one thought. Something had gone wrong. It had gone horribly wrong.”
Maryann Weston is a professional writer and communicator, working in private enterprise and for government. She lives in the rural town of Goulburn, Australia.
She has been writing all her life across many mediums and for many purposes.
Maryann has written for newspapers including feature, news and legal stories, and for government, niche magazines, websites and social media campaigns. She has developed, led and implemented countless public relations strategies for corporate and government clients, including for major national events.
She has successfully edited newspapers and magazines and online publications.
For the past 25 years Maryann has put words together in various ways, for a diverse audience and a variety of reasons, through her professional work and as an author. She has published three books, Belonging Places, Shadowscape and Dawn of the Shadowcasters. Evil Imminent is her first collection of horror and paranormal short stories.
Maryann has also just finished her first horror novel, Blood Visions.
You can follow her blog at https://extrasensitiveperson.wordpress.com/
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