Two scary stories set in Australia
Note to US readers: this work follows UK/Australian spelling and punctuation conventions
Copyright 2011 Patty Jansen
Cover design by Patty Jansen
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Originally published in Dead Red Heart, anthology of Australian vampire stories, published by Ticonderoga Publications.
Rob’s voice resonates in the general store.
Wan light casts a silver glow over the shelves with flour, cans of tomatoes, toilet paper, and other such life’s necessities. A bay of fridges hums peacefully against the back wall.
There is no one behind the checkout and there hasn’t been since he came in. It hadn’t worried him; he knows where the photocopier is and doesn’t need help to start fixing it. But now he needs someone to sign his worksheet.