Doctor Nine by Jonathan Maberry
Approx. 5,240 words.
Published on November 19, 2011.
In her dreams, Bethy dreamed of blood. She was only eleven years old, but she knew what she wanted to be when she grew up. A monster. A serial killer. In her dreams, Doctor Nine and his strange companions taught her the ways of the knife and of poisons. Now, Doctor Nine was coming for her. For real. Coming to take her on an endless nightmare journey. And she can’t wait!