Broommates – Episode 16
Author: Valerie Valdes
Title: Dead Man Talking
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Everyone but Booker sat around the magic circle in the basement, holding hands and waiting for the seance to begin. The room was lit by the soft glow of a dozen candles ensconced in the stone walls, along with a single candle in front of each person. Kitty had drawn a pentagram within the circle and sat at the top point of the star, with Miranda to her right and Beatrice to her left. Inside the pentagram were representations of the four elements: a bay leaf, a dove’s feather, a small candle and a shot of whiskey.
“Ready?” Kitty asked. With her multicolored hair and bright smile, she looked like she should have been teaching art to children instead of summoning the spirits of the dead.
Anthony nodded, his warm hand gripping Miranda’s a bit too tightly for comfort. “Might not work, though, like I said. The wards on the house–”
“Are supposed to keep everything out, including ghosts,” Miranda finished, rolling her eyes. “If we have to relocate this to the yard then we will, but let’s try here first, shall we?”
“Not afraid of a little spook, are you?” Parker asked. “Don’t worry, I’ll keep you safe.”
Anthony glared at him. “If a demon comes through, I’ll be sure to tell it how delicious you are.”