By Cullen Bunn
"I’ve obtained a narrative to tell—a tale approximately how me and 2 poker neighbors squared off opposed to the very legions of Hell … and even perhaps kept the world.
"Like all sturdy yarns, this one has its percentage of motion, event, secret, and romance. As for the way it ends, notwithstanding, you’ll need to pass judgement on for your self. Me, I’ve consistently been keen on chuffed endings—the making a song cowboy driving off into the sunset—but I reckon that simply ain’t the best way of the world.
"This story’s bought vampires, too, a great deal of them, yet now not within the beginning.
"It begun, for us at the least, with spiders."
Imagine the mythical feud among the Hatfields and McCoys ... if the McCoys have been a extended family of demon-summoning sorcerers who stopped at not anything to spoil their rivals.
The Stubbs and Whatleys were at each one other’s throats for so long as somebody within the city of Spider Creek, Missouri, can take into account. A Stubbs child pops out of his mama hating the Whatleys, and the Whatleys educate their brood from a tender age the best way to fling rocks with merciless accuracy in case a Stubbs wanders too on the subject of their land. The Stubbs are a rowdy, difficulty making bunch, however the Whatleys—
Folks converse of the Whatleys in hushed whispers.
According to neighborhood legend, the Whatleys run bare within the woods, beating out unusual tunes on deerskin drums, making animal sacrifices underneath the outdated Gallows Tree on Summit Ridge, and assembly with the satan himself on pitch black nights.
Sometimes, legends are true.
When the Whatleys make a discount with darkish forces to rid them of the meddlesome Stubbs extended family, 4 not going heroes shape the one defensive line among a starving legion of ghoulish, vampiric creatures and the unsuspecting global past the limits of the sleepy Ozarks community.
BLOOD FEUD is a novella (22,000 phrases) of horror, humor, and motion set within the backwoods of the Missouri Ozarks
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Donna pushed open the heavy swinging door and stood and stared in petrified disbelief. Neil Peters - the man she had watched fall and die in front of her just two days earlier - was moving. Swaying unsteadily on clumsy, uncoordinated feet and stumbling about lethargically, the dead man dragged himself across the room, stopping and turning awkwardly whenever he hit the wall or a desk or other obstruction and was unable to move any further forward. Instinctively Donna reached out and grabbed hold of him.
Regardless of what happened to the rest of the building, therefore, power to the locks remained constant, and that meant that she was able to securely shut out the rest of the world until she was ready to face it again. The advantage may only have been a psychological one but it was enough. During the first few long hours of the nightmare that extra layer of security meant everything to her. Much of the rest of the first day had been spent collecting various supplies, initially from around the office and then, later, from several of the silent shops nearby.
Once or twice he cleared his throat, ready to shout out for help, but at the last moment his nerve had gone and he had decided against it. Much as he wanted to attract the attention of anyone who had survived, he was desperate not to attract the attention of anything else. And despite the fact that there didn’t seem to be anything else left to attract, he didn’t have the balls to take the chance. It all boiled down to the fact that he was scared. No, he wasn’t just scared, he was damn terrified.
Blood Feud by Cullen Bunn