A Haunting Story by Jeanna Mason Stay

My Deal Me In deck gave me spades this week, which sent me to Daily Science Fiction, where I found this:

The Earth Looks Different From Here
by Jeanna Mason Stay

A space station is haunted by a crewmember who died on the job. She was the medic, and she knows what killed her. Nobody else knows or can find out. Her haunting consists of trying to let them know the danger they’re all in while they, hard-headed scientists, try to ignore her manifestations.

Excellent story!

Jeanna Mason Stay does most of her writing in fantasy and fairy tales, making up new ways to look at old stories. Occasionally, though, she hears a siren call from some other genre, including the occasional song from outer space. Jeanna’s most recent stories include “Breadcrumbs,” about a post-traumatic Gretel searching for healing (published in Unspun: A Collection of Tattered Tales), and “The Nanny Job,” a contemporary Snow White romcom (published in Timeless Tales magazine).  

Jeanna loves fireflies, serial commas, and her husband and children. Not necessarily in that order. She dreams of one day owning a herd of Chia sheep. You can find her at calloohcallaycallay.blogspot.com and on Facebook @JeannaMasonStay.

I will definitely be looking for more by this author!

If YOU need a short story to read, I have free ones here on my Free Reads page. I also have four collections for 99 cents each linked from my Short Stories page.

A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: Write about a ghost.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “A Haunting Story by Jeanna Mason Stay

  1. Jay

    December 17, 2018 at 8:57am

    I like the premise of this story. It’s hard to come across anything new under the sun (suns?) in sci-fi, but it seems this author did!

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      Marian Allen

      December 17, 2018 at 9:30am

      That’s what happens when a good writer goes outside their regular genre: a new take on an old trope. I loved it!

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