Hear My Faint Cry by Ted Simmons
Approx. 48,990 words.
Published on June 19, 2012 by
On a North Florida moonless night, five teenage boys and a girl crawl down a path and into a cave, the object of their travels.
Gunshots shatter the silence. One of the boys in the cave dies instantly. Another crawls part-way up the slope, and dies by additional gunfire. The third struggles almost to the place where their cars are parked, and additional bullets end his life.
Evil has arrived.