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The Day She Died: a time travel mystery by Bill Garrison

The Day She Died: a time travel mystery by Bill Garrison

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John has been living the perfect dream with loving family and a successful business…until his wife quits talking to him and he discovers his coffee shop is deep in debt.

What if he had it all to do over again? If he hadn’t quit baseball? If he’d saved money? And if he hadn’t gone out of town the weekend his college fiancee Kim disappeared for good?

John inexplicably wakes up back at Oklahoma University, reliving Kim’s last day. Can he find some answers? Or prevent her death? But if he succeeds in changing history, what happens to his wife and kids?
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Debut author Bill Garrison lives the American Dream with his family of five in Oklahoma City. As a graduate of Oklahoma University, Bill works in the healthcare and accounting industry by day, but lives his creative side once he leaves the corporate world. After putting the kids to bed with a good story, he turns to his laptop and spins his daydreams into novels. Bill Garrison, CPA by day, story weaver by night.
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Publication date: October, 2014
Category: FICTION / Mystery & Detective / GeneralFormat: Trade paper, electronic

John has been living the perfect dream with loving family and a successful business…until his wife quits talking to him and he discovers his coffee shop is deep in debt.

What if he had it all to do over again? If he hadn’t quit baseball? If he’d saved money? And if he hadn’t gone out of town the weekend his college fiancee Kim disappeared for good?

John inexplicably wakes up back at Oklahoma University, reliving Kim’s last day. Can he find some answers? Or prevent her death? But if he succeeds in changing history, what happens to his wife and kids?
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Debut author Bill Garrison lives the American Dream with his family of five in Oklahoma City. As a graduate of Oklahoma University, Bill works in the healthcare and accounting industry by day, but lives his creative side once he leaves the corporate world. After putting the kids to bed with a good story, he turns to his laptop and spins his daydreams into novels. Bill Garrison, CPA by day, story weaver by night.
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Publication date: October, 2014
Category: FICTION / Mystery & Detective / GeneralFormat: Trade paper, electronic

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The Day She Died: A Time-Travel Mystery by Bill Garrison published by Castle Gate PressChapter 1Darkness pulled at ohn! "ei#hed him do"n like an an$hor% Tendrils o& kno"led#e and li#ht penetrated his sub$ons$ious! li&tin# him to"ard the noise hammerin# a#ainst his mind%Bu''! bu''! bu''! &ollo"ed by heavy silen$e! not the usual Dora the ()plorer &rom the livin# room television%*ould today be any better! or "ould +enee still not look him in the eyes, The musty smell o& dirty laundry "a&ted to his nose% T"isted $overs% Bri#htness%Bri#htness.e thre" the $overs aside and s"un# his &eet to the &loor% *hy hadn/t +enee or the kids a"akened him,Bu''! bu''! bu''%.e shut o&& the alarm%.e sat at the ed#e o& the bed and looked around in stunned silen$e%
 
.eart poundin#! he tried to make sense o& it% This had to be a dream% But dreams "ere never this real! the smells never this stron#! the $olors never this bri#ht% .e s0uee'ed his eyes shut! but he kne" nothin# "ould $han#e% This "as real% .e sat on a t"in bed in a small apartment% ot 2ust any apartment% .is old 3illa#e S0uare e&&i$ien$y apartment! the pla$e he lived durin# the &all o& 1445%Could it be an elaborate prank, *ould Dennis do somethin# like this, *ould +enee let him,ohn stepped to the "indo" and looked out% 6ver#ro"n "eeds shot up throu#h $ra$ked asphalt% .is dark #ray 1477 Grand Am "ith the ra$in# pinstripe! a $ar he/d rele#ated to the 2unk pile many years a#o! sat in per&e$t $ondition! parked to the le&t o& the &ront door%.e turned ba$k to the room and took it all in% The bed "ith its sa##in# mattress served as $hair! $ou$h! and! o& $ourse! his bed% The ironin# board! a permanent &i)ture in the kit$hen! doubled as more shel& spa$e "hen ne$essary% The dirty laundry &ormed a pile in the $orner bet"een his bed and the "all% .is  pride and 2oy! a Compa0 879 $omputer! sat on top o& a ri$kety $omputer desk that had taken him hours to put to#ether% A T3 rested on a milk $rate "ith a 3C+ per$hed on top% t had been lu)ury ; ei#hteen years a#o A $li$kin# noise $aused him to 2ump%The "indo" air $onditionin# unit po"ered up and be#an deliverin# i$e $old air%This "asn/t a 2oke% This "as his old apartment% The phone ran#% ohn stared at the phone on the dresser% t kept rin#in#% <our rin#s% <ive% Si)% o
 
ans"erin# ma$hine% o Caller D% Should he ans"er it, .e shru##ed% *hy not,=.ello%>=Are you $omin# over or "hat,> Musi$ pounded in the ba$k#round! the <resh Prin$e/s =Summertime%> .e re$o#ni'ed the voi$e ri#ht a"ay% Dennis 3an$e%=?m! sure% *hat time,> =o" "ould be #ood% Don/t &or#et the money%  have the ti$kets%> Dennis hun# up%Ti$kets, The memory slammed into his mind%
The Red River Rivalry.
The only ti$kets he ever bou#ht &rom Dennis "ere &or hard-to-#et ti$kets! espe$ially &or the 6klahoma Sooners vs% Te)as @on#horns &ootball #ame at the Te)as State <air% .is hand ti#htened around the phone%
 No! It couldn’t be.
 .e s"allo"ed! and his #a'e darted around the room &or anythin# that "ould tell him the date% ohn dropped the re$eiver onto the dresser% .is tremblin# &in#ers #rabbed the
Oklahoma Daily
! the $olle#e ne"spaper! o&& the kit$hen $ounter% A $o$kroa$h s$urried a"ay% ohn/s heart pounded out o& his $hest as he &o$used on the date%
October 9, 1992.
The day im disappeared%The "orst day o& his li&e! and he "as livin# it a#ain%.e $len$hed his &ist and slammed it into the re&ri#erator% The applian$e shook! and a &ramed pi$ture o& his parents and youn#er siblin#s &ell &rom the "all onto the vinyl kit$hen &loor% The #lass shattered% ohn shook the pain out o& his hand% ou didn/t &eel

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