The Girl in the Stones

The Girl in the Stones

The Girl in the Stones

Short Story by Sherry D. Ramsey



The stones a young couple uncover in the back garden of their new home seem harmless, even useful—until the nightmares start. Then it’s a struggle to find answers before a malevolent entity drives them away…or worse.


Sherry D. Ramsey is a speculative fiction writer, editor, publisher, creativity addict and self-confessed Internet geek. When she’s not writing, she makes jewelry, gardens, hones her creative procrastination skills on social media, and consumes far more coffee and chocolate than is likely good for her. Her books include One’s Aspect to the Sun (named Speculative Fiction Book of the Year for 2014 by the Book Publishers’ Association of Alberta); two sequels, Dark Beneath the Moon and Beyond the Sentinel Stars; a new middle grade fantasy, The Seventh Crow; the urban fantasy The Murder Prophet; and two collections of short fiction, To Unimagined Shores—Collected Stories and The Cache and Other Stories.

With her partners at Third Person Press, she has co-edited six anthologies of regional short fiction and a new novel. A member of the Writer’s Federation of Nova Scotia Writer’s Council, Sherry is also a past Vice-President and Secretary-Treasurer of SF Canada, Canada’s national association for Speculative Fiction Professionals. Sherry lives in Nova Scotia with her husband, children, and dogs. You can visit her online at, find her on Facebook, and keep up with her much more pithy musings and glimpses of her life on Twitter and Instagram @sdramsey.