“A heart-warming tale of hope and ghostly apparitions,The Ghost In The Closet is author M K Theodoratus on fine form. Makingevery word count, her characters are delightfully observed andimmediately endearing for their eclectic foibles and the peculiarity ofthe circumstances they find themselves in. Short stories areTheodoratus’s forte and her tale is both well-conceived andentertaining, but as with Noticing Jamilla there is an undeniableundertone of social commentary which engenders reflection. In thisrespect, the paranormal overtures are more of a plot device to bringthese to the fore. Theodoratus uses it to grab the readers attentionwith a particularly atmospheric scene, but there is no threat andattention quickly turns to the plight of her protagonists. — BookViral
The Ghost in the Closet
(A Tale of Andor)
5***** Reviews: “not your usual take on a ghost story” & “a fast paced plot with well described scenes and characters.”
Dumdie Swartz’s ability to see ghosts has gotten her into scrapes all her life, ever since she was little. In her senior years, it takes its toll when she gets fired from her job and loses her apartment as a result of her gift. Now homeless, Dumdie is forced to sleep in her car in a shopping mall car park.
When she gets the chance of a room in an old house that has been transformed into a shelter she jumps at the opportunity to sleep in a comfy bed once more, but she cannot escape from the dead. Just when it looks like her life is beginning to turn around, the ghost of the former occupant of her room reaches out for her assistance to find her will and save the shelter.
Dumdie is forced into a choice. Should she risk upsetting the rest of the occupants by helping the spirit to find peace?. Or, should she ignore the ghost and walk away, allowing the shelter to close?
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About M. K. Theodoratus
I’m one of those weird people who has played with fantasy as long as she can remember. Had a pretend friend by the time I was three, play acted elaborate fantasies even after I learned not to talk about them, read loads of Silver Age comic books, and discovered Oz, A. L. Merritt, Andre Norton, and Fritz Leiber before my teens. Some of my favorite authors now include Alexander, Briggs, Belcher, Cooper, Croogon, Pierce, Butcher, Elkins, McCrumb, Gaiman, O’Connell, etc. etc. etc.
The gears changed to include writing fantasy after the sixth grade. Before then, mysteries ala Nancy Drew, were my favorites. Most of my fiction writing has been lost through the years. Must admit, though, I still have the Clue of the Clay Cats, written in the sixth and seventh grade, sitting in some file drawer.
Many fantasy worlds entertain me…but I’ve only written in two since I started writing fiction again consistently. My main two worlds are Andor where demons prey upon humans and other supernatural events occur and the Marches of the Far Isles were the elder Half-Elven fight socio-political change.
Mostly I’ve published shorter fantasy which is mostly free. My Andor short stories include Night for the Gargoyles [which inspired Andor and There Be Demons], Showdown at Crossings [prequel to There Be Demons], Doom Comes for a Sold Soul, and The Ghost in the Closet.