Channeling Morpheus 5

Jordan Castillo Price

Smashwords Edition 2.0

JCP Books LLC • PO Box 153 • Barneveld, WI 53507

ISBN 978-1-935540-39-7


Cover art by Jordan Castillo Price

Rebirth: Channeling Morpheus 5. Copyright © 2008 by Jordan Castillo Price. All rights reserved. No part of this book may be used or reproduced in any manner whatsoever without written permission except in the case of brief quotations embodied in critical articles and reviews. Originally published electronically as Channeling Morpheus: Rebirth by Changeling Press in 2008 and by JCP Books in 2009 in the paperback Channeling Morpheus for Scary Mary

Chapter One

“We all know how hard losing Mary was on you,” my mother said.

How could she? I stared at the wall, fixed on a point over her shoulder, anything to avoid her eyes. Her kitchen felt small and strange. The curtains were new, I noticed, though I couldn’t have told you what the old ones looked like if my life depended on it. But the things that had stayed the same, while looking slightly different from the way I’d remembered them—the refrigerator magnets, smaller, slightly faded, the spice rack, now dark with age, with its single mismatched jar that replaced the paprika Julie and I had knocked over when I chased her through the kitchen with a foot-long night crawler—those things filled me with dread, and also with the realization that a road trip to Terre Haute, Indiana, had not been my most stellar idea.

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