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The Ghosts of Stanton Hall
by John Simpson
After his uncle dies, Ryan Belcrest inherits the old stately home and grounds of Stanton Hall. Once he moves in, he asks the handsome Mark Salisbury, his family attorney, to hire him a gay butler. Ryan interviews Scott and hires him for the live-in position-and Mark immediately sees Scott as competition for Ryan's affections. Then Ryan finds a journal describing odd events ...more
ebook, 83 pages
Published 2009 by Dreamspinner Press
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Mr. Simpson, you have a solid plot in 83 pages or so, but you really really need to work on staying consistent with first and third person, not switch between them. A bit more work and this short story could be a real hoot. Also, work on the dialogue flow. It's a little stilted.
John Simpson, a Vietnam-era Veteran, has been a uniformed Police Officer of the Year, a federal agent, a federal magistrate, and an armed bodyguard to royalty and a senior government executive. He earned awards from the Vice President of the United States and the Secretary of the Treasury. John has written articles for various gay and straight magazines. John lives with his partner of 35 years and ...moreMore about John Simpson...