echoing x

Velvet: The Echoing X

Please enjoy a short snippet from my new novel, Velvet:

“Where are we going?”

“Oh, just a little further I think,” Nigel said. “There’s something I want to show you.”

We came upon a circle within a square, bordered by four curved planter boxes filled with foliage. In the middle of the circle was another square, and in the middle of that square was an X.

This place was magical. The energy inside the circle was intense.

Nigel walked to the square and stood upon it, facing the river. I walked toward him. He reached out and settled me in front of him.

We stood toe to toe, taking up the space within that square, two peas in a pod atop a giant X.

Nigel cleared his throat, and when he did I heard the sound amplified in a short echo, his throat being cleared twice in succession. I looked all around and back up at him. 

Photo taken by Echo LaVeaux at the Echoing X on River Street in Savannah, Georgia.

A magical echo square…in Savannah, Georgia?

Mr. LaVeaux and I spent the day down on River Street in historic Savannah, Georgia. Savannah is the state’s first established city, founded in 1773 by James Edward Oglethorpe of England, and it’s chock full of history and the paranormal. It’s not uncommon to hear about ghosts there, and it’s actually quite easy to sense the spirits if you are sensitive to that kind of thing.

Being one who loves the unexplained, I got excited when I recently read of a mysterious echo square down on the banks of the Savannah River and had to ride down to find out if it really worked. (more…)