Mystery, humor, horror, suspense, and supernatural--the ingredients of a read-me-under-the-covers kind of story. The Skeleton Project is a series of supernatural mysteries in the same vein as the X-Files or The Nightstalker shows. Written to be enjoyed by readers from sixth grade to senior... read more
“Dedication: To the One who is supernatural beyond all others: Use this work to bring light into dark places, even the dark places of the mind.”WTB
““To the untrained eye, they appear to be nothing more than caterpillars, albeit of a somewhat peculiar species. But, should one of these little fuzzies consume even a single drop of blood…oh, what a creature they become!””WTB
“He pointed his finger ominously to Pershing and Minnis. “Salisbury. Don’t come back without a solution.” He left, slamming the door and shouting over his shoulder, “And NO bazookas this time, Minnis!” Minnis frowned.”The Chief
““Jesus said, ‘I am thirsty.’ A jar of wine vinegar was there, so the Roman guards put some on a sponge and held it up to Jesus’ lips. After drinking, Jesus said, ‘It is finished.’” John 19: 28-30.”Secret Clue
“Minnis, realizing that the little caterpillar couldn’t possibly harm her, calmly stepped on it—Squish! “Pershing, you saved me!” Minnis yelled. She ran to Pershing, put her arms around him, and gave him a huge kiss. Pershing fainted.”Pershing is a push over!
“Official Disclaimer: Dear readers, the preceding story was first written for my middle school students in 1993. At first, I wrote it as a kind of parody of the X-Files, but then, I decided to make it more my own while still keeping the elements of the traditional supernatural mystery. Even from my earliest years, I remember watching shows like The Nightstalker and X-Files. I loved the mixture of modern detective fiction and the unknown element of the supernatural. These Skeleton Project stories are meant to be escapist fiction, not in any way to proclaim that ghosts, aliens, vampires, or any other wee beastie are in reality, ahem, real. Many of the events and scenes portrayed in this series are, of course, completely unrealistic. Some of the events are hugely exaggerated for the sake of humor. Pershing’s pathological fear of bugs, for instance, or Minnis’ pathological love of weapons. These characters are not meant to be role models and will, no doubt, from time to time, do some very silly or questionable things. But they will begin to reveal something more…if you’ll be patient with them. There are six more stories in the series and likely more to come. Thank you for reading. -WayneThomasBatson”WTB
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