Sunday, January 27, 2013

from A Problem with Werewolves in the Dark Journeys anthology

"Pulling the trigger on the shotgun after the werewolf has left to its feet and is descending toward your body with its extended claws aimed at your heart is a waste of time."
         Baron Adolph Rothstein in "Killing Supernatural Creatures."

I got out of the car, turned, and fired both barrels of the shotgun towards a blurred figure racing at me. The werewolf howled and grabbed its right hind leg. I reached for two more slugs as the beast hobbled toward me. I put one slug in a chamber but fumbled the other. “Idiot,” I muttered to myself and finally chambered both slugs. The top of the werewolf’s head disappeared when my shotgun roared at the creature. The beast’s forward momentum carried it into me. The body and the rest of the werewolf’s head hit my chest, and I bounced off the car. I lost my grip on the shotgun as I fell to the ground, and I experienced a sharp pain in my left shoulder. Temporarily stunned, I took a deep breath and .......more.

In Dark Journeys, short stories and dark poems describe perilous paths taken by mortals, vampires, and other creatures of the night. The stories and poems tell of the painful, and sometimes fatal, relationships between mortals and vampires.If this sounds interesting, and I hope it does, please follow the link and buy the anthology for only $.99.

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