Haunted Ends 3
Haunted Ends 3: Disco Inferno
by Elizabeth Price
The team of the hit cable television show “Haunted Ends” joins up again to investigate the Galaxy Disco. While shooting their show at the disco, the investigation takes a turn for the worse when the investigating team is transported back in time to the 1970’s. The team, along with Sam, their ghostly teammate, must figure out how to return to their own time by solving the mystery of who killed thirty people.
The bronze statue of Juan Bautista de Anza greeted them as Rocky parked the car in the roundish parking lot. Rocky glanced at the statue, finding it rather odd to see a Spanish conquistador riding through the park, perched on a beautiful stone horse.
Man on a horse? he thought. Surely not. The statue wasn’t there the last time he visited… though it had been a long time.
As he turned to the statue, the statue’s head turned to him, winked then returned to normal. Rocky felt the expression fall from his face.
“You see that?” he gulped. “Dude…” he waved his hand towards the backseat to gain Sam’s attention even though he wasn’t looking at Sam. His hand sliced directly through Sam’s stomach, causing his image to waver slightly.
“What?” Sam muttered.
Rocky jumped out of his car, pointing to the statue. “That! That statue winked at me!” he proclaimed in front of a large group of school children on a field trip. The children all giggled at the madman as their teachers hurried them away from the area.
Sam floated from the car and over to the statue. “Oh, him? Yeah. He’s our eyewitness. Come on, let me introduce you—”
About the Author:
Elizabeth grew up in Redlands, California as an only child. The lack of siblings, cousins, or even kids in her neighborhood to play with sparked her imagination to life. She spent most days entertaining herself with elaborate stories, even doing so when her attention should have been elsewhere—like on her schoolwork.
As a teen, Elizabeth dove headfirst into the geeky culture of Star Trek and other science fiction and fantasy novels. She became so consumed that she spent all her free time and allowance on new books—eagerly anticipating their arrival. When she felt hindered by her limited allowance and the inevitable waiting period between new releases, it dawned on Elizabeth to revisit the creation of her own stories. This is where she was truly born as an author, pouring her imagination into multiple genres.
In 2009, Elizabeth graduated from California State University Fullerton with a bachelor’s degree in Communications, emphasizing Entertainment Studies. She has taken numerous writing classes to hone her craft—everything from script writing to copywriting, story writing and more.
Elizabeth has been happily married to her supportive husband since 2001. He greatly encourages her in her writing endeavors and accompanies her on trips to haunted locations—her favorite pastime. She currently lives with her husband in Corona, California.
Q&A With The Author:
When did you first consider yourself to be a writer?
Thinking way back, I’d have to say I first realized I was a writer was in 10th grade. My English teacher at the required my class to write journals. I would writer crazy little stories that interested me. On several occasions she would write back that I wrote like Stephen King or many other authors. I believed that if she thought I was as good as well-known authors, maybe I had a chance.
What advice do you have for a new writer?
I’ll start with the cliché – Never give up.
Writing is a business and if you’re serious about succeeding you need to realize you can’t take anything personal, especially criticism. No one knows everything and you can learn something from (just about) everyone you encounter. And the #1 piece of advice, don’t be afraid to go out into the world, talk to people, and experience life for real.
What is the easiest part of the writing process for you?
Writing “THE”. Everything is downhill from there. No, seriously, nothing for me is hard or easy — it just is. Perhaps because I’ve been writing for so long, I don’t consider it difficult… except, maybe when I can’t remember what some doohickey, thingymajiggy is called.
What is your favorite part of this story?
When Rocky convinces Sam to go surfing with him. I’m not saying anymore.
Which Character was the most fun to write about? Why?
Sam… most definitely Sam. When Sam was alive, he was overlooked all of the time. Now that he’s a ghosts, he’s one of the most popular “people” in the city. I’m not sure if calling him a “person” still counts considering he has no physical body, but let’s go with it — for now. As a ghost, he’s continually finding new and unusual things to do, like drive a car (in Haunted Ends 2) and now surfing. But, then again, he does have other issues that cause him, and the crew, difficulties from time to time. He also has a quirky sense of humor that’s a blast to play with.
Which Character was the hardest to write about? Why?
Rocky is my most complex character. He has a colorful background that often plays into his emotions and his choices. He has a good heart but can be a jerk now and again. I’ve attempted to tone down his character a little over the series, but his “first book” personality does sneak in once-in-a-while.
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