Behind the Smile and Other Stories
Behind the Smile is a collection of stories that explore a variety of topics: from paranormal horror to humor and the pathos of everyday life.
You murdered your daughter. You sold your soul to keep your secret.
It’s payback time!
Behind the Smile and Other Stories, a short story collection of small town evil, murder, mystery, romance, and supernatural horror, humor, and pathos. In Behind the Smile, strange things are happening at the Landing in Willow Grove, North Carolina. The small town is awash in one mysterious happening after another.
The Landing has always been known as a local teenage hangout. It is a dismal, haunting place, overgrown with kudzu. No animal dares venture into this Garden of Wickedness. If you linger there, Evil will devour you. Another young girl has gone missing. Her mother is distraught. Her father seems strangely complacent. Why? He has dark secrets that are eating him up like cancer, and no amount of alcohol can deaden the guilt. Deputy Hayden Louis, an outsider, struggles to put the pieces of this puzzle together. Little does he know that evil lurks in the hearts of the rural people, too.