John Gaffield Staying at a dark secluded cabin along the Birch River that his uncle owned seemed like the perfect fly fishing weekend getaway for Paul. Strange occurrences began happening. Would it be enough to prevent the history of the cabin from being repeated? (A short story). Fourth Edition - June 10, 2011.
John Gaffield Strange sounds emanating from the swamp startled Jack during the night. Alone in the house, he wondered what was outside. Would he determine what was tormenting him before it was too late?
John Gaffield Darren was awakened by a strange sound within his bedroom with a blizzard and subzero temperatures outside. He realized he was no longer alone in his room. Was someone or something after him? Will he be able to evade the visitor? Second Edition - April 2011.
John Gaffield Peter Corbin was in need of a change in his job as a realtor in a busy suburban community. A chance to transfer to a small town seemed to be what he and his wife Sarah needed. They purchased an old house for a bargain price, but with a troubled past. This proved to be something he would soon regret. The restless ghosts quickly made their presence known. 3rd Edition - July 7, 2011.
John Gaffield Jeremy mourned his dear Jenny, who had died tragically about a year earlier in an accident. While he continued to maintain a memorial at the site, something unseen started interfering. Who would disturb him as he dealt with his loss?
John Gaffield Tim Weir is stunned to learn that he is included in the will of his great aunt and uncle. He inherits the house that he had visited a few times in his youth. Wanting to see what needs to be done in order to sell the house and the property, he takes time off from work to visit the large estate on the coast of Lake Michigan. Strange things begin happening which he struggles to explain. He comes to realize that he may not be alone in the vacant house. With restless spirits remaining around the estate, Tim searches for answers to understand why the ghosts linger and why he was chosen to inherit the manor.
John Gaffield Will’s weekend retreat at his lake cottage was interrupted by an issue from work. His intent on remedying the situation was complicated by connection and power issues. Were the problems due to the remote location or was some unknown spirit with him in the cottage?
John Gaffield David Sutton struggled to understand what had changed once he and Emily moved into the old suburban house, which was remodeled after being abandoned for a several years. She had been an outgoing and happy person when she and David married. Emily was only a shadow of her former self. She had become withdrawn and heard voices in the house that she felt were trying to harm her. He was worried about her, but felt helpless to prevent the decline. A coworker of David's befriended him to help him cope. Eventually witnessing some strange occurrences in the house himself, he realized that Emily’s problems may not have just been in her mind.
Alone Again is about 41,000 words and contains some mature content. Extensively rewritten June 2014.
John Gaffield After his wife, Pam, had died, Tom Salvin’s virtual household assistant, Valerye, had adapted from primarily helping around the house to becoming more of a supportive friend. She was also able to increase the interactions with him through technology like Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR). Though this interaction was intriguing and was really helping him cope with the loss, some of Valerye’s actions caused Tom to question her intent.
John Gaffield A ferocious storm in late November 1953 on Lake Michigan tossed and contorted the steamer Charles F. Campton to its limits. The captain and first mate struggled to keep the crew safe in the turbulent waters. They were not alone. Ghosts from the freighter's troubled past emerged, which made the crew’s task in the perilous situation graver.
John Gaffield While on a business trip, Derek befriended an android hotel assistant named Synthia. She had been tasked with helping to assure his stay was pleasant. Throughout his stay, he found himself getting more involved with her. When Derek observed Synthia being mistreated by a manager in the hotel, he decided he Could not let it go. Even though she was an android, he started seeing her as something more.