Dare to Wish Upon a Star

Free Short Story

In this short story set in 1940, ten-year-old Claire lives in Santa Ana, California, with her mother who runs the Victorian Garden Rooming House out of a 1920s mansion. 

In the companion novel, Gunnysack Hell, you’ll once again meet Claire, now a mother and wife, living in a homestead cabin in the Mojave Desert where her family is being stalked by a predator.


Nancy Brashear

At eight years old, Nancy Brashear wrote her first poem about sitting in the fog on a bench with magical creatures swirling around her—and she’s been composing poetry and prose ever since.

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