Petra’s Ghost


A man's pilgrimage becomes something from his darkest nightmares when secrets arise and ghosts haunt his path.

A woman has vanished on the Camino de Santiago, the ancient five-hundred-mile pilgrimage that crosses northern Spain. Daniel, an Irish expat, walks the lonely trail carrying his wife Petra’s ashes, along with the damning secret of how she really died.

When he teams up to walk with sporty California girl Ginny, she seems like the perfect antidote for his grieving heart. But a nightmare figure begins to stalk them, and his mind starts to unravel from the horror of things he cannot explain.

Twists and turns echo along the ancient path they walk upon, and the lines start to blur between reality and madness; the lines that separate the truth from the lies we tell ourselves.

About the Author

C.S. O’Cinneide

Posted by KathrynB on October 9, 2018
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C.S. O’Cinneide

C.S. O'Cinneide is a writer and a blogger on her website, She Kills Lit. Her short stories have appeared in anthologies such as Untethered, and in Mantid, No Extra Words, and Minola Review. She lives in Guelph, Ontario.