Some places are magical and some are magical for a select few people. Carousel Déjà Vu is such a place. To the ordinary rider, the beautifully restored horses, animals and fantasy creatures are just that—a carnival ride. But to others, those in whom Jackson Nighttraveller senses a need, that same carousel animal transports them in time or dimension to a place where they can change a life . . . maybe even their own.
Carousel Déjà Vu is an anthology written by several incredibly imaginative authors with nine short stories centered around a magical carousel. My contribution is called The Promise:
Abandoned as an infant, Katlin Harris was shuffled through endless foster home’s. The only love she’d ever known emerged in mystical childhood dreams––or were they memories? When she inherits a home from a woman she’s never heard of, her life spins in a whole new direction––and changes forever.
After dusting off a picture she finds hidden in the attic, she realizes the portrait was of the man in her dreams. If that wasn’t odd enough, she stumbles upon a carnival tucked into a hidden vale in the North GA mountains and is drawn to an antique carousel. “If you catch the brass ring, your dreams will come true,” her best friend, Jake, had told her. Ever since she moved into that house, strange things had happened. Could Katlin’s dreams really come true? If so, she was in for the ride of her life.
Come to Carousel Déjà Vu if you dare. Jackson Nighttraveller just might see a need for you to travel back in time. Reach for the brass ring, grasp it . . . and hold on for the ride of your life.