QUINN'S CHRISTMAS WISH
Bandit Creek, #7
by Lawna Mackie
Narrator: Carolyn Jania
Length: 3 hour 30 minutes
Released: January 2021
Publisher: Lawna Mackie
Genre: Paranormal Christmas Romance
An interview with Jazira from Lawna Mackie’s Quinn’s Christmas Wish.
- Reporter: Jazira, thank you for being our guest today. Not very many agree to speak about the mysterious lake and the flood of Bandit Creek. We hope you’ll answer some of our questions.
- Jazira: Perhaps. She nodded her head.
- Reporter: So, tell us Jazira, how old are you?
- Jazira: I am twenty-four years old.
- Reporter: And it says here that you haven’t been back to Bandit Creek in six years. Would that be correct?
- Jazira: Yes, I left Bandit Creek when I was eighteen years old.
- Reporter: What was Bandit Creek like as a child?
- Jazira: Bandit Creek has its moments. It’s a beautiful place, but certainly not ordinary. Things changed when the flood hit.
- Reporter: Yes, I can imagine the whole town changed because it was gone. The flood took care of that. Now, you say you were in the flood is that correct?
- Jazira: Closes her eyes and nods her head slowly. My mother, father and myself were in a wagon when the water hit us. I remember hearing the screams. The water was so cold. My parents drowned.
- Reporter: I’m very sorry dear. I’m told that you are from another country. You’re very beautiful. How old were you and can you tell us how you managed to survive?
- Jazira: I was eleven years old and was pulled from Lost Lake by Samuel Campton. He was a nice fellow and like a parent to me. He married Amanda Drake and the two of them raised Quinn and myself.
- Reporter: Oh yes. Quinn Drake. I remember reading about him also. He had a rare illness and it was said people feared the devil had possessed him. To this day we have no record of his whereabouts, or if he’s alive.
- Jazira: Smiles sadly. He’s alive, though I haven’t seen him in many years. We were best friends, but we had a falling out and I haven’t seen him for a long time.
- Reporter: A falling out? Sounds sad. And you say he’s still alive. He must be invisible because nobody seems to be able to locate him. Back then folks said the two of you were destined to marry.
- Jazira: We were young, but like so many others it didn’t work out. I did something he couldn’t forgive me for. But I’ll leave it at that.
- Reporter: Okay. Well let’s move on. Tell us a bit more about Bandit Creek.
- Jazira: Back when I was in school, people weren’t always nice. To this day the town is full of bizarre happenings, superstition and death. But some folks such as that nasty George Ellis didn’t deserve to live.
- Reporter: Bandit Creek has had its share of villains. How about we talk about something happy. Christmas is almost upon us, do you have plans Jazira?
- Jazira: She reaches up to her neck fiddling with an odd necklace of sorts. Christmas is my favorite time of year, or it used to be. I will always remember my Christmases with Samuel, Amanda and…Quinn. Our last Christmas together was seven years ago. I may go back for Christmas this year.
- Reporter: Is it true your wedding day was to be on a Christmas day? What happened?
- Jazira: Yes, that is true, but I’m sorry I can’t speak about it. She wipes a tear from her eye.
- Reporter: Okay, I’m sorry to upset you. The necklace you’re wearing looks very old, it could almost resemble a collar.
- Jazira: It was a gift I received for Christmas many years ago. I never part with it.
- Reporter: It must have come from somebody very special. Care to share who gave it to you?
- Jazira: I think that’s another secret for me to keep.
- Reporter: It’s been a pleasure Jazira. I do hope you’ll stop back again to let us know how your visit goes should you decide to visit Bandit Creek this Christmas. And if you happen to see Quinn Drake, I’d love to interview him as well.
- Jazira: Thank you, it’s sure to be an interesting Christmas.
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