After the Storm by Chrissy Munder
Angry and frustrated with his chronic illness, Vincent Poulsen moves into an old lighthouse to live out the few days he has left. After a dangerous collapse, he meets the ghostly Captain Cason, who shares stories of his distant past. In the process, Vincent stumbles over the tragedy that binds the captain to the lighthouse and his haunted memories. Then fate offers them in death a chance to make right what they couldn’t in life….
Reprint: This short story was originally published in the Dreamspinner Press anthology Desire Beyond Death
My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars