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I’d Rather Have the Raven
by K.R. Morrison
I don’t know why I have to deal with this. After all, it was Reggie who found the damned goat skull. And it was his idea to drop blood into its bony maw.
Idjit. Just because it was found in his pious grandma’s basement didn’t mean it was exempt from evil.
But whatever this thing is, it pretty much exploded Reggie when the blood hit the bone. I was stupid enough to be the nearest to him at the time, so now some sort of weirdness has attached itself to my shoulder, and it has made it impossible for me to live among my own kind.
I hope this message reaches someone who can help. Because I cannot be seen anywhere mortals exist. The Raven quoted “Nevermore;” this whatever-it-is says “always.”
Always the blood.
Fiction © Copyright K.R. Morrison
Image courtesy of Pixabay.com
More from Author K.R. Morrison:
Lydia’s faith in God is strong – at least on paper. But what happens when that faith is tested? Turned into a vampire by the worst – Vlad Drakul – she feels that God has abandoned her. But the opposite is true. God rescues her from a fate worse than death, and brings her into the plan He has for global redemption. With the help He sends, she feels like nothing can stop her. But when Vlad torments her again, and then her family, the temptation to run and hide is almost too strong to resist. Her answer to God’s call is the deciding factor in the battle that pits the angelic powers of God against the demonic powers of Hell.