Tell-Tales of Usher: Lady of Slaughter, Mistress of Dread, Chapter I by Wakefield Stowell
Approx. 4,020 words.
Published on April 12, 2012.
The Egyptian goddess Sekhmet, with an insatiable taste for human flesh, smells the blood still flowing within the pump of the circulatory systems of the throngs gathered so closely in antebellum Boston, reeking so of blood that the perfume ignites her killing frenzy. Are the Ushers powerful enough to stop her murderous rage and send her back to the deep pockets of eternity whence she came?