Today I am interviewing Bree, the main character in Linda Cahill’s new short story Escape from the Beach in Villainous Vacations, A Collection of Crime Stories.
“Bree, why were you alone on the beach?”
“I wasn’t alone! Well not exactly. I was with my family but when the attack came we got separated. Then the helicopters came in and everybody ran.”
“One minute you are lazing in the sun and the next thing you are dragged off by terrorists. Why did your family go to such a frightening place?”
Bree shook her head. “It wasn’t frightening. I mean…” She fumbled for words. “Most of the time it was okay and the beach was really nice.”
“Except when the shooting started.”
“Shooting doesn’t happen every day.”
“But think how crazy that day was for you. Weren’t you kidnapped by one of the attackers?”
“You mean the boy at the water slide? Oh, he was just trying to help me get away from the terrorists. But then his uncle or his cousin or someone thought they could hold me for ransom. They grabbed me and threw me into their van.”
“Well Bree I’m glad you escaped. Is there anything you would have done differently if you had the chance?”
“Yes. I would have kept my sandals close by. Running barefoot on that hot sand was the worst!”
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Linda Cahill has a background in police reporting, public relations and network television. “Escape from the Beach” is her third story for Karen Dryden Publishing. Linda contributed two stories to the publisher’s first collection, “Nefarious North” in 2012 and has also been published in the Toronto Sisters in Crime anthology “The Whole She-Bang 2” in 2014. Linda is a member of Sisters in Crime International and Vice President of Sisters in Crime Toronto. She has just completed her first novel as well as a novella and a number of other crime stories. You can reach her at
Web site: www.lindacahill.ca