Author Archives: Shirley McCann

About Shirley McCann

Shirley McCann is a tea drinker and avid reader. She lives in Springfield, MO with her two children and five grandchildren.

A Blind Attempt/Friday Fictioneers

“Just take your time and sift through all of them.” Marla brushed her trembling fingers lightly across the pictures. She stopped on one, closed her eyes, and sucked in a breath. “This one.” Detective Marsh leaned forward. “Are you sure?” … Continue reading

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Box Office Murder/Friday Fictioneers

“I need a good sturdy box about 3 feet by 7 feet.” “Sir, we don’t have those here. Box Office means movie theater tickets or show tickets. We don’t sell boxes.” “So it’s false advertising?”   He huffed. “Of course … Continue reading

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Hopeless/Friday Fictioneers

Carly couldn’t believe it had come to this. Her whole life, all she ever wanted was to feel like a part of something. But she’d been a target ever since she could remember. She recalled her first birthday party invitation. … Continue reading

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Shaarrkk!!!!/Friday Fictioneers

“It’s not the same thing,” Jake said. “The one you’re thinking of was a moss covered cable.” Dale nodded. “This is a river, not an ocean. But that doesn’t make it any less scary for me.” “So you’re not getting … Continue reading

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All Sewn Up/Friday Fictioneers

“What have you got?” Detective Peterson asked the medical examiner when he arrived at the factory. “An employee found her boss dead on the floor when she arrived to work this morning.” “Got a cause of death yet?” “So far … Continue reading

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Together Forever/Friday Fictioneers

“Why do you keep this horrid thing around?” Marla smiled. “Devon tried his best to make beautiful music on this piano.” “But Devon is dead. The piano is decayed. And there’re things growing on it.” “They’re called flowers, Eva. Flowers … Continue reading

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The Perfect Place – Friday Fictioneers

“I don’t think it’s open.” “Of course, it isn’t,” Jake said. “That’s why it’s the perfect place.” Kathy slammed the car door shut. “You promised me a night I’d never forget. This place is a dump and it looks abandoned.” … Continue reading

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TROUBLE

“Come on, let’s shove him out this window and get out of here.” “Why’d you have to hit him so hard?” Dave asked. John gritted his teeth. “Will you shut up. Just open the window and let’s heave him out.” … Continue reading

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Seances? Yes or No?

Would you participate in a seance? Continue reading

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Dowsing Rods – Real or Fake?

I admit it. I was skeptic. While I’d seen the televised effects of Dowsing or Divining Rods, I assumed their accuracy was user manipulation. But I recently had an opportunity to try them out on a paranormal investigation. And I … Continue reading

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