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Little Book 12

Happy Winter Weather to you all.

I hate snow. That’s really all I have to say, I despise this stuff. Be safe and keep warm.

L. E. White

Little Book 12

Claire was standing outside the door to the church. She was leaned against the hand rail with her arms crossed over her chest. Joey stood just inside the threshold, looking at her and thinking of her resemblance to a jack-o-lantern whose candle was fighting for life on a windy evening. Light flickered inside her skull and he wanted to yell for the old priest so that the man could look at Claire and be convinced of the truth.

“Hello Joey.”

“Hello Claire.”

“You ruined the ledger.”

“I did.”

She smiled and moved away from the railing. Joey watched her take a single step before she stretched her arms up. He heard bones pop and crack before she settled her arms back at her sides. “Are you going to come out or not?”

“I don’t know,” he said. “I am kind of wondering what will happen if I do?”

“I will not kill you.”

“That leaves a lot of room though.”

Claire smiled and stepped closer. Joey noticed that she seemed different, less stiff and sultrier as she approached. More cleavage, a shorter hem, maybe more of a wiggle in her walk; she was different beside the flames inside her head. “You have nothing to fear from me.”

He nodded and stepped out of the church. She stepped closer, reaching a single finger up to touch his chest before growling. He looked down at her hand, wondering about the change in her behavior, before seeing her bracelet unwind and strike like a snake. The little silver coil had blue fire inside its tiny mouth, and when the spark touched his skin, Joey felt the jolt burn him before the world went black.

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