Hello Lovelies, 

I have an exciting character spotlight for you, courtesy of horror author Stephanie Ayers, as part of the tour for her new dark stories collection, The 13: Tales of Illusory, just in time for Halloween. Without further ado, let’s get to it!

Character: A vintage camera

Tale: No Returns

Background: Possession, once lived with an Indian shaman.

Best Trait: looks good in white

Special Talent: Capturing souls

Do you have any regrets?

Just one. I wish I’d changed my film before I took those last 30 souls. It’s awfully crowded in there.

What is your worst fear?

As long as I have film, I’m indestructible. To take my film means death–to me and to the souls I possess.

What do you enjoy most about what you do?

My favorite thing ever is when the soul I collect is a creative one. I can exist on several planes at once.

when an artist or writer takes that final, fatal step.

What is your least favorite thing about what you do?

I really, really hate it when they resist. I mean, don’t get me wrong- there’s nothing as exciting as claiming a soul not ready to let go, but when they are really stubborn? You aren’t going to win, you know? Just let go already.

You travel a lot. Is there one place you call home or one certain hot spot you like to linger in?

I’m a camera. I practically live in that box. I’d like to be worn around a neck again, displayed with pride. Find someplace quiet. These souls, they never stop screaming.

Would ever consider a career change?

What would I do? Collect dust on a shelf?

Oops, there’s my ride. Could you do me a favor? Could you scratch my back?

No, harder. You really gotta get in there.

Snap. Scream. Snicker.

They fall for it every time.
Love what you saw here? This is just 1 of 13 awesome tales in the compilation. Want to learn more? Take a peek inside.

Until next time, 
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