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About Bridges and Piers

Updated: Dec 20, 2022

This is actually the Myrtle Beach State Park Pier. The park is one of my favorite places. Once upon a time, I walked 3.5-4 miles on the beach several times a week. I took this photo to use with Myrtle Beach Sisters in Crime, but when I looked closely, I saw a ghostly face on one of the boards. I'm guessing someone drowned there. The current can pound you into the pylons. In the summer when there are lifeguards, they won't let anyone go within 50 feet of it. One of my resources for BONE PENDANT GIRLS is a friend who has an entire collection of photos with ghosts in them. I rarely catch images like that.

Here is where you might ask if I've seen ghosts. I've advised my relatives not to visit me because they'd scare the bejeebers out of me. My brother came back shortly after he died to comfort me. My father gave me a flash vision when I was researching banshees. I learned my mother had passed and needed to be cremated when I was standing outside the crematorium in Dachau. Mom had never left the States, and maybe she came along on the tour with me. I can sense spirits in old houses and antique stores. It's a heavy feeling, and I don't stay long if I feel spirits.

I do use bridges in my writing to symbolize the connection between the world of the living and the world of spirits. You'll find the quest motif, symbols, and layers in my writing.

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