By James Preller
Eric is the hot child in 7th grade. Griffin desires to be his buddy. whilst you're new on the town, it's demanding to understand who to hang around with—and who to prevent. Griffin turns out cool, convinced, and popular.
But whatever isn't correct approximately Griffin. He continually appears to be like in the midst of undesirable issues. And if Griffin doesn't such as you, you'd greater watch your again. There should be a aim on it.
As Eric will get drawn deeper into Griffin's darkish international, he starts off to determine the reality approximately Griffin: he's a liar, a bully, a thief. Eric desires to separate from, do the proper factor. yet in a single stunning second, he is going from being a bystander . . . to the bully's subsequent sufferer.
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The Undertakers: Queen of the Dead Three. His bodily fluids were draining freely now, leaving the skin shriveled and tight over muscles that were rotting out from the inside. His eyes, partially hidden beneath a policeman’s hat, were sunken and milky. Dead eyes. Corpses always had dead-looking eyes—so dead you could almost make yourself believe they couldn’t see you. You’d be wrong. This was an animated cadaver, and the invader inside of it could you see you just fine; though thankfully their night vision wasn’t any better than ours.
Or so I hoped. I leaned over the Deader and yanked the baton from his belt. Like his shoes, it was a Philly police-issue weapon. Wood on the outside and lead on the inside. He had a gun too, but those were pretty useless against Corpses. This, however, might do some damage—if it came to that. Then I made for my target building, crossing Wallace Street at a run. ” the drunken man slurred after me. ” Right, I thought. I wondered if, in all the history of the world, any fugitive had ever obeyed that command.
Though he couldn’t see it or smell it, the poor human guy got himself lathered up pretty good in cadaver juice. I wondered if, tomorrow morning, his wife would notice that he smelled like roadkill. Time to disappear. The drunken guy was struggling under the weight of the fallen cop and at the same time staring at me in bleary confusion. Wherever I ran now, he’d report to the cop. Worse, the Corpse atop him was already twitching. This Deader was a strong one and would be back on his feet in a minute, maybe less.
Bystander by James Preller