Erika stared–no, you couldn’t stare down one of those, but she wouldn’t look away. “If you can’t run, then make them think the fight’s not worth it.” And her mother would reproach her for finding herself in stupid danger, but who knew that Annabelle would whistle for that?
Or whatever the signal had been.
Cold iron–no, that was for ghosts–silver, salt and metal mesh, likewise; ah, the stake through the heart. Who knew if that would work, but there were pokers in the dainty tiled fireplace downstairs.
Six Sentence Sunday excerpts in June come from the most recent draft of Erika and the Vampire, currently being revised for release in July 2012.