Accursed Shadows

I could barely believe it! We were so close to prevailing, it all seemed too good to be true!

“Pst!” someone hissed at us, slipping into a dark alley. We glanced at each other, Lily apprehensive, Ezra skeptical. I knew better, but against my better judgement I beckoned them to follow.

The stranger hissed again, this time in an old doorway. We hurried after him into a decrepit building.

The door slammed.

“Ezra, did you do that?” I asked.


“Can ya open it back up?” Lily pleaded. “I can’t see a thing.”

There was a kachunk. Kachunk kachunk kachunk.

“It’s locked!” he cried urgently.

Uh-oh. Not good.

“Glad you followed,” a suspiciously-familiar voice rang though the small, dark space.

“Who’s there?” I demanded.

A single lightbulb clicked on.

Lily screamed bloody-murder.

Henry’s face curled ever so slightly into a sardonic smirk.

“Fancy meeting you three here,” he said suavly, loading & cocking a shotgun.

My heart sank.

I knew it was too good to be true.

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