Mystic Corpse

ePub book cover for the short story, Mystic Corpse by author Timothy Marsh
Nobody expects to find a corpse in the kerbside pick-up.

Mystic Corpse is a 3,000 word short story set in your local suburb. On the way home from a funeral, in the pouring rain, seventy-year-old Maureen pulls over and digs a lamp out of the junk pile stacked by the road. She also grabs a suitcase containing the preserved corpse of a baby.


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Note: Not available through Amazon due to their desire to be the exclusive publisher. Kindle version, free of DRM, available through Smashwords.

Frequently Asked Questions about Mystic Corpse

Note: This section and beyond contain spoilers.

Q: What inspired such a unique idea?

A: I have a full fantasy novel stomping around my brain. It has been there for many years now and revolves around a magic brass ring. Working title “The Cursed Ring of Moira”. One day I wondered what would happen if the ring survived from the 13th century and turned up in the present. What wish might it drag along with it?