The Invitation by VR Christensen
Approx. 9,890 words.
Published on June 29, 2013.
When Arabella and Mariana Gray are presented with an invitation to assume residence in their landlord's grand country estate, a decision must be made. It isn't as simple a matter as it seems.
The Invitation is bonus material—the first five chapters of the original version of Cry of the Peacock—reworked to be told as a short story.