Scott Weaver, a snarky middle-aged dead man with a gift, hates his job. Punished for ending his own life and career as a surgeon, Scott finds himself stuck in his personal purgatory where he can only leave if he works as a "HEALER" to save all the poor citizens of Blister City, a corrupt city.
But one night on the job, he is unable to heal an old friend who ends up dying. Filled with the guilt of not being able to save his friend, Scott travels down a dark path filled with gritty strip clubs and rundown bars. Doomed to remain stuck in his world forever, Scott is sent a canine companion from above with just as much attitude as him.
With his time in purgatory coming to an end, Scott is set on the right path and looks to gain redemption. But when his powers fail him, Scott is left to wonder if he healed the wrong man. He is soon faced with a devestating choice, make one last heal and redeem himself from his own personal hell or commit the ultimate sin to condemn himself in order to save countless souls from a fate worse than death.
About Brooke Reynolds (Charlotte, North Carolina Author)
Brooke Reynolds is a writer from Charlotte, North Carolina. She is known for writing short stories typically in the horror, neo-noir, or transgressive satire genre. Her first novel HEALERS is published by Adelaide Books.
Reynolds graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Sciences. She received her DVM from The Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. She currently practices small animal medicine with a special interest in surgery and dentistry.
She has had numerous short stories published online and in print in various markets such as The Scarlet Leaf Review, The Airgonaut, Massacre Magazine, Fantasia Divinity, The Literary Hatchet, Ghost Parachute, Riggwelter Magazine, Defenestration, Adelaide, Every Day Fiction, Ricky’s Back Yard, Coffin Bell, Ink Stains, Sanitarium Magazine, and The Horror Zine.
Her story “Dr. Google” won 2nd place in the 2016 Short Story Contest for Channillo and her story “Bang Bang” received runner-up in the 2018 Flash Suite Contest at Defenestrationism. She was also named a finalist for both the 2018 and 2019 Adelaide Literary Award for Best Short Story.
She lives with her husband and two children.
You can follow her on Twitter @psubamit or check out her website reynoldswrites.org