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About Terra Luft
Terra holds a BA in Creative Writing and English with a minor in Communications from Southern New Hampshire University. She is a member of Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society, and the League of Utah Writers where she serves as a member of the Board as a chapter president and Conference Committee Chair.
She resides in Utah with her indulgent and supportive husband and their two daughters. They share a home with the ghost of their naughty dog, two new pups, and a cat who stole her heart.
The Great Salt Lake is a remnant of an ancient lake that was almost as long as the State of Utah. What mysteries does it hold in its briny waters? What secrets lurk in its murky shores?
…a malevolent spirit haunts a pregnant woman, luring her ever closer to the salty depths, yet what it wants is much more horrifying than death…
…the inversion and smog in the Salt Lake Valley carries more than just bad air…
…two locals find more than they bargain for when they unearth an ancient box buried in the salt-caked muck…
…a trip to Wendover turns deadly when something decides to tag along for the ride…
…a young girl hears voices in her head, voices that keep her company. But there’s something else in the void of her psyche, something that’s growing stronger, something that wants out…
Whether its mystery, apparitions, ancient curses, or a modern day apocalypse, one thing holds all these tales together: The Great Salt Lake. Nestled inside the second anthology of Utah horror, are tales intended to delight a wide range of readers, everything from traditional horror, to romance, comedy and young adult. The authors share a connection to Utah (bringing them closer to the salty depths of the lake) bringing the reader another taste of local talent ranging from the “salty” veteran to the slick greenhorn. Sit back, cuddle up in a warm blanket, and stay away from the water while you enjoy these tales from the Great Salt Lake.
Have you ever heard part of a conversation you weren't meant to hear? Do you feel compelled to listen in on others? Ever wondered what it would be like to be a fly on a wall? What if what you heard could hurt your marriage? How would you handle it if you were suddenly attuned to the conversation of the gods? All those things happen here and more when you crack open the pages of this anthology.
The Blue Quill chapter of the League of Utah Writers presents their anthology: Within Ear Shot - Rumors, Whispers, and Lies. Asking our local writers to tell us about an overheard conversation, this is the selection of short pieces compiled for your reading enjoyment.
We didn’t have one hundred monkeys - but we did have the membership of a League of Utah Writers chapter that calls itself “The Infinite Monkeys.” Most of them didn’t have typewriters, but worked on laptop or desktop computers, smartphones, and tablets. And instead of one hundred years to perfect their prose, we gave them one year to get from blank page to published anthology. So while you won’t find any reproductions of Shakespeare here, what you will find are thirty-five short stories that will make you laugh, make you cry, make you think, and sometimes make you glad you don’t live in the unsettling worlds of the imagination.
Featuring #1 Amazon bestselling author Michael Darling’s "Sailing on the Sands of Burning Tides," the award-winning stories, "What We Leave Behind" from Masha Shukovich, and "Stone Soup" from Leigh Saunders, together with a brand new story, "A Friend in Need," from the award-winning Caryn Larrinaga. Also includes stories by: Jenn Adams, Jenna Bowman, Scott Bryan, Julie Frost, Effie Graves, Joni B. Haws, Laurie Heath, Sariah Horowitz, Jonathan Humphries, Norm Jenson, Craig Kingsman, Gregory Lemon, C.H. Lindsay, Victoria Lisowski, Terra Luft, Anna Marasco, Justin C. Matthews, J.T. Moore, Jared Quan, Talysa Sainz, Rachael J. Sparks, P.A. Sterling, Jennie Stevens, Scott E. Tarbet, L.D.B. Taylor, Richard Timothy, Patrick M. Tracy, Heidi Voss, Johnny Worthen, Rashelle Yeates, and Daniel Yocom.