This story also appears in the short story collection: "PODS! And other Supernatural Tales."
Bill Weston had it all ... or so he thought. He possessed unending wealth, power and immense popularity.
What he didn’t know is that there’s a force in the Universe keeping track of who has a soul and who doesn’t. A cosmic scorecard in which good and evil are measured and rewarded accordingly. What fate will befall a heartless, soulless human being? Bill Weston had it all ... or so he thought.
This is a dark, paranormal short story from the author of TALES FROM THE BEAUMONT HOUSE and THE BEAST WITHIN.
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About the Author
D.F. Holland is a longtime admirer of the Twilight Zone, The Outer Limits, the works of Ira Levin and other works of fantasy, sci-fi and horror. TALES FROM THE BEAUMONT HOUSE is the author's first novel. Holland was born and resides in New York and is currently working on a new project.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Reviewed by Lit Amri for Readers' Favorite Bill Weston is an astute businessman, trusted and well liked by many. Yet he becomes greedy and starts to line his pockets with the investors’ hard-earned money. His investment gradually turns into a Ponzi scheme. Some of his so-called charity organizations were never meant to help the needy – the donation money sponsors his lavish lifestyle instead. He’s good at covering his misdeeds, until now. One wrongful death suit and a business complaint are all it takes to start the domino effect of his downfall. Bill is a cornered animal, and he couldn’t stand the thought of being sent to prison. When the FBI raids his house, he disappears. This is the second book I've read by D.F. Holland, and The Promise of a New Tomorrow doesn’t disappoint. Holland maintains her clear cut and highly engaging writing style. It shouldn’t be hard to relate to the story at all. There are many Bill Weston type businessmen out there. In fact, this story instantly reminds me of the infamous Bernie Madoff. The moral message here needs no explanation. Amusingly, the character Bill still thought that he did some good for society during his moments of infamy. So where did Bill disappear to? This is the best part of the plot and I leave it to readers to find out for themselves. With a crisp, creative and a cleverly drawn out storyline, D.F. Holland once again delivers a fast paced and compelling short supernatural mystery wrapped around a story about greed and karma.