Strange Creatures by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Approx. 11,180 words.
Published on December 15, 2010 by
When the storm of the century hits Whale Rock, Sheriff Dan Retsler does everything he can to prevent hundreds of deaths. Everything except the thing that could have prevented the storm in the first place. He should have listened to the beautiful woman who came to his office before the storm hit. He should have believed in her magic. But he didn’t.