Lights Out

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Commercial Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic
The child, Myrna Masterton, lived a life of domestic violence and tragedy. In 'Lights Out' we are introduced to Myrna as an elderly lady whose past life unfolds through a series of night time revelations and discussions she has with her dead sister, Maggie. Maggie passed away as a baby during tragic circumstances; Myrna is still haunted by the events of that night so long ago and draws comfort from her imagined conversations with her sister. Be drawn from the summer sun into the shadows as you share Myrna's life of intrigue, despair and final revelations. A dark and compelling story with touches of satirical humour.

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Lights Out

Submitted: February 24, 2017

Myrna thought she liked this part of the day most of all because it was when she felt closest to her sister. When the dark closed in ... Read Chapter

Sunnyvale Aged Care Facility

Submitted: February 24, 2017

The sun was warm on her slightly rounded shoulders; a pleasant breeze ruffled the soft, grey coils of hair that framed her ageing counten... Read Chapter

Robert & Myrna, 1957

Submitted: February 24, 2017

She caught his eye the very first time he saw her riding her rattletrap bike down the lane. He didn't think she was particularly beautifu... Read Chapter

Lights Out

Submitted: February 24, 2017

Propped up against her pillows, Myrna mulled over the day's events. She had been very impressed with the lovely Nurse Rachael and her... Read Chapter

Sunnyvale

Submitted: February 24, 2017

At five minutes to eight, Rachael Glass arrived for her twelve hour shift at Sunnyvale. Bustling her way into the side entrance, she ... Read Chapter

Myrna's Childhood

Submitted: February 24, 2017

Born in 1939 to parents, Hilda and Archie Masterton, Myrna's childhood had been bleak, at best. Her father eked out a living in rural... Read Chapter

Lights Out

Submitted: February 24, 2017

Myrna was pleased to see Doctor Reynolds leave. His visit had tired her and she was not in the mood to go downstairs for dinner. Instead,... Read Chapter

The Mastertons, 1949-1950

Submitted: February 24, 2017

Myrna knew the moment she woke up that something terrible had happened. It was the middle of the night and Archie and Hilda were yell... Read Chapter

Robert

Submitted: February 24, 2017

When Myrna accepted his proposal in the winter of 1959, Robert was over the moon. He knew there would be difficulties explaining to h... Read Chapter

Lights Out

Submitted: February 24, 2017

Myrna was starting to grow weary and it wasn't simply because the day had almost ended. Her peace and tranquillity had been shattered... Read Chapter

Brian Reynolds

Submitted: February 24, 2017

Brian Reynolds had been the Thompson's doctor ever since the good, gentle physician had moved to the country area in the later years of h... Read Chapter

Hilda

Submitted: February 24, 2017

The more Nora learned from both her brother and Myrna, the more horrified Nora was at the stories of Myrna's upbringing. It seemed to... Read Chapter

Lights Out

Submitted: February 24, 2017

Myrna sat on the side of her bed staring at the unprotected door to her room. Even though she had agreed to leave it unlocked and unbarre... Read Chapter

The Byrds

Submitted: February 24, 2017

Nurse Byrd was beginning to get worried. For all her bravado at work she was concerned that things were getting out of hand and all at on... Read Chapter

Consequences

Submitted: February 24, 2017

It was time, Gavin Byrd thought, to have a visit with Gwen and see how the mess they were in could be salvaged. If his ex-partner was... Read Chapter

Lights Out

Submitted: February 24, 2017

Brian had visited that morning and told Myrna the news that Nurse Byrd would be losing her job when and if she fronted up for her shift t... Read Chapter

The Funeral

Submitted: February 24, 2017

The day of Gwen's funeral was another superb day. It seemed to Myrna as the little group gathered outside in the ever beautiful garde... Read Chapter

Revelations

Submitted: February 24, 2017

When tea was done, eaten for the main part in silence as there was little joy to be found in rehashing the details of Gwen's life, the cr... Read Chapter

The Reynolds Family

Submitted: February 24, 2017

Jack Reynolds took the corner a little too sharply causing his wife Aggie to cry out in alarm as the family car slewed to the left and ri... Read Chapter

Lights On

Submitted: February 24, 2017

Following all the revelations and celebrations, it was decided that Myrna should move into Nora's cottage so that they could spend the re... Read Chapter

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