Email this sample to a friend

THE AWKWARD AND ILL-CONCEIVED DEATH OF BARON KRITZLER


A Short Story by James D. Pratt

Copyright 2010 James D. Pratt

Smashwords Edition


Cover image © HeroMachine.com

/********************************************************************************/

Smashwords Edition, License Notes


This ebook is licensed for your personal enjoyment only. This ebook may not be re-sold or given away to other people. If this is not a free book and you would like to share it with another person, please purchase an additional copy for each recipient. If this is a free book and you would like to share it with another person, please direct the recipient to the book’s page on Smashwords.com so they can download their own copy. If you’re reading this book and did not purchase it, or it was not purchased for your use only, then please return to Smashwords.com and purchase your own copy. Thank you for respecting the hard work of this author.


/********************************************************************************/


Horatio the ghoul sat near the edge of the brackish pool at the heart of the Great Grey Forest, weeping bitterly as he gazed at his own reflection in the pale moonlight. The raw red tears staining his pallid cheeks looked like rivulets of blood, which in fact they were. Horatio’s distress was not an unusual sight. His mind often dwelt in dark places and though decades separated him from the tragedies that had shaped his existence since joining the ranks of the restless dead, thoughts of a woman and child whose faces perpetually hovered at the edge of his memory stabbed as deep now as they had the day he died.

Previous Page Next Page Page 1 of 17