For years an anonymous Cape Cod mural painter has been adorning the underpass to the Barnstable Village railroad bridge with images of scantily clad nudes in Classical poses. An activity which, although many in the Village enjoy them and approve, is also illegal and a source of irritation—particularly to nearby neighbor, Otis Narwhal, who feels the paintings go too far. With night-vision binoculars he sits on his porch at night, hoping to spy the Phantom Artist at work and report her to the local police.
When his spying succeeds, he calls in the cops (including Captain Underhill), thinking this will put an end to it; but, unfortunately, it is only the beginning: the beginning of the suspense and the beginning of the terror. “The Mermaid on Halloween Bridge” is a real-time suspense thriller perfect for the Jack-o-Lantern season!
©2008 Steven Thomas Oney (P)2008 Steven Thomas Oney