By Mira Grant
A brand new brief tale from Mira supply, the writer of Feed. a week 5 pals party to play a game-- a video game they name the Apocalypse online game. It's a enjoyable time with chips and beer and plotting the top of the realm. other than this time, certainly one of them is lacking and the stakes are larger than ever before.
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Then they mounted up and cautiously rode through the woods, keeping the boy in sight but maintaining their distance so as not to scare him into ﬂight. At last, when they ﬁgured he was far enough away from the settlement, they split into two groups, one circling ahead of the boy and approaching him from the front, the other coming at him from the rear. Warily, the boy watched them approach, four white men on horses and a pair of hounds. He was wearing a wool coat, homespun trousers, and a pair of brogans much too big for his feet.
When it grew dark, they rode deeper into the woods to make camp that night beneath an outcropping of rock that offered them some feeble respite from the savage rain. They lit a ﬁre and cooked their supper. Nearby ran a stream from which they watered their horses. “I don’t m-much fancy this place,” Little Strofe said as he ate. ” Preacher taunted, making fun of his stammer. ” “Brother here always been skeersome of darkies,” Strofe said. ” “Hit’s true. They usta be this nigger work for Mr. Jacobs, the undertaker man in town.
SOUL CATCHER 29 Cain smiled, though not with condescension. ” Cain read a few lines, the part where Satan addresses the synod of hell: Long is the way And hard, that out of Hell leads up to Light; Our prison strong, this huge convex of Fire, Outrageous to devour, immures us round. ” Little Strofe asked. “They’re plotting revenge on God. ” Little Strofe rubbed his chin in thought. He was both a religious and a superstitious man, often mixing the two together into a compost of cautionary wisdom. When he wasn’t praying, he was worrying about bad omens and ill-favored signs.
Apocalypse Scenario #683: The Box (Newsflesh, Book 0.1) by Mira Grant