Published in Black Veins, an anthology from Great Void Books, May 2020.
“The girls weren’t long out of childhood. In the next few years they would speed towards adulthood, and pieces of wonder and imagination would fall away from them and drift to the ground, ready to be trampled underfoot. Before long they would be left with no wonder at all, and then they would be adults. Niamh was using the final remnants of her childhood naïveté to believe that she might be able to speak to her dad again. Tasha was about to use up hers on one last hare-brained childhood adventure.”
When a insidious demon resurfaces, two teenage girls are doomed to fall victim to its trap. Too bad the only person who can save them is mired in grief.
Read it here.