After many years of University and Army training, 21-year-old Struan Kenrick is given two weeks leave before being transferred to a new position in Darwin. On arrival at the airport close to the family properties, Struan learns from his oldest brother, Euan, that their youngest brother Sawney is being ostracised by their grandparents, making him isolated and depressed. Determined to improve the situation for his baby brother, Struan organised for Sawney and him to go on a short holiday, firstly on the Indian Pacific train, and then a stay on Rottnest Island, but things take a dramatic change once on the train.
This is the story of Gres Langton, a smart young man, who having just completed his University studies in Veterinary Nursing, he is informed of his single mother's death, on arrival home from a day of work at a veterinary clinic. after missing a few days of work, after the funeral, his boss, sends him off on a holiday, to help him to cope with his recently loss, and that trip changes everything for him.
It's Devin Rous' birthday weekend, and he's turning 18-years-old. With secrets coming to light on this special day of his, Devin's 18th birthday will be one of his most cherished, and the start of a living nightmare.
This is an Urban Fantasy, Portal Story, set in the Modern USA. Specifically Washington D.C.
Some real-world elements are used in the story. Some locations are changed.
Special shout out to my Real Life friend Nathan for your assistance with this story.
When Altaf’s sister calls to tell him is father in Pakistan is dying, ghosts from the past return and he must face the prospect that honoring his father's last wish could very well cost him his own life. (2008 Fall Anthology - Ghosts) This is the 15th story in the Naptown Tales series, which can also be found at Awesome Dude and Nifty. Please see the Introduction for important background on the series.