Destiny by Jennifer Gibson

Destiny200Jessie is determined not to let her hearing loss hold her back. She aims her sights even higher as she ventures in a new direction. With a Black Belt on the horizon, and so close to achieving it, she is unaware of the danger closing in on her. Will she be strong enough to hold on or will she succumb to the darkness that surrounds her?


“I found it hugely ironic that as the seasons changed, so did my life. Just around the bend was a pivotal moment that could determine my future, and I was scared. Really scared.”

I had taken just a few steps when the lights sputtered, dimmed, went bright, dimmed again, then suddenly went completely black. I stood frozen to the spot, fear holding me hostage. Aw, crap, I thought.

There was an eerie, loud wail down the hall. My hands began to shake, rattling the ice cubes in the pitchers. Another long moan floated toward me from down the hallway.

Well, that’s just creeptastic, I thought darkly as my breath came out in shaky gasps.

“Okay, I can do this. I’m not a scaredy cat. It’s just a dark hallway. Keep going,” I muttered to myself, trying to summon up the courage to move my feet, but they weren’t listening.

Then there was a loud bang followed by sounds of something crashing. Another high-pitched warbling wail rose in the air.

Okay, now that’s what I call scary.

Some of the lights came back on sporadically, leaving dark cones of shadows throughout the corridor. A figure suddenly appeared in the doorway off to my right and I flinched, nearly dropping the pitchers. I sucked in a hard gasp, trying not to scream.

Jennifer Gibson


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