Thirteen for Dinner by Denise Daisy

By Denise Daisy

Averie Cooke is bribed to sit down in because the fourteenth visitor at an particular ceremonial dinner, on the way to rescue the opposite attendees from undesirable good fortune. yet it’s Averie who wishes rescuing whilst all hell starts to wreck free.

Averie Cooke hasn't ever set foot at the previous Faulkner plantation. The macabre background surrounding it's what retains her away; let alone all people says where is haunted. 150 years in the past Lunar Wilson was once hung there. His useless physique dangled within the breeze besides the grey Spanish moss. Later that very same evening, the petite southern belle, Emily Faulkner wrapped a thick rope round her smooth neck and joined her lover within the afterlife. Legend says all hell broke free after that. Unaware that their simply daughter was once placing useless up within the cupola, Emily’s mom and dad endured on with their festivities, gorging themselves on best rib, and guzzling pricey wine. They have been beautiful inebriated by the point the Wilson boys burst contained in the apartment slinging their hatchets, vindicating their brother’s homicide. They decapitated James Faulkner, his socialite spouse, Elizabeth and dismembered all 11 dinner visitor. The bloodbath was once the bloodiest ever recorded.

So why does Averie conform to attend a cocktail party within the related mansion the place the bloodbath came about? She wishes the cash that’s why. yet, she will get even more than a paycheck while she and one other mysterious visitor transports again to the yr 1859, precisely one month earlier than the grotesque occasion. issues cross from undesirable to worse whilst she discovers the one long ago house is to prevent the murders. yet can she positioned her fears apart lengthy sufficient to alter the earlier and locate lifestyles within the position she fears the main?

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Some men were so tired they fell asleep while guarding the fort. NARRATOR 1: After twelve long days and nights, the attacks stopped. ENRIQUE: Mother, it’s so quiet. Maybe the fighting is done. NARRATOR 1: Suddenly, a terrible noise exploded into the darkness. SOUND: [guns and cannons] ANITA: Gregorio, wake up. Santa Anna’s soldiers have jumped the wall! NARRATOR 2: Santa Anna’s soldiers tore through the fort. They fired everywhere. They threw open the door to the chapel. Enrique felt sick. He wondered if he was about to die.

Supplies were running low. The Texas soldiers were almost out of ammunition. Everyone was hungry and thirsty. Some men were so tired they fell asleep while guarding the fort. NARRATOR 1: After twelve long days and nights, the attacks stopped. ENRIQUE: Mother, it’s so quiet. Maybe the fighting is done. NARRATOR 1: Suddenly, a terrible noise exploded into the darkness. SOUND: [guns and cannons] ANITA: Gregorio, wake up. Santa Anna’s soldiers have jumped the wall! NARRATOR 2: Santa Anna’s soldiers tore through the fort.

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