By Poppy Z. Brite
Escaping from his North Carolina domestic after his father murders their kinfolk and commits suicide, Trevor McGee returns to confront the prior, and unearths himself haunted through an analogous demons that drove his father to madness.
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Because I'm not in a mind to get arrested. ” Harry was still looking over his shoulder. ” Clayton was stunned. “Oh, shit. ” Chett spoke to both of them. “We need to go back to camp. ” “Oh, hell no,” said Clayton. ” “You already are,” said Harry. “Assholes,” said Clayton. ” “They're behind us, we've probably only got one stop to make, and as far as I'm concerned, that stop needs to be where guns are. ” Neither one spoke up. “Thought so. To the camp, Clayton. And make haste. Speed limits be damned.
Huey? Sompin' like that. Cause he was a good fella. He didn't mind. ” Uncle Crank walked to the kitchen 48 and got down on all fours to peer under the stove. “His name was William, Uncle Crank,” Chett cut in. “William Rayburn. And he's been long gone. ” “Ain't none a' that true,” said Uncle Crank. “They's crooked everywhere. ” He was laying prone now, his arm all the way under the stove. He pulled out a golf ball, an oven mitt, a mouse trap or two, and an old laser pointer (which he clicked several times, amazed that the batteries still worked), but apparently not having found what he was looking for, he stuck his arm back underneath it again.
Chett stuttered. Harry picked up. ” “Yeah. That's right. That's right,” Uncle Crank said as he gazed away. ” “Oh, right. Right. Yeah, he was a little tough. ” asked Chett. “Yeah. Hot dogs and chickens. ” Harry asked. “Oh, it ain't nothing but some hardheaded hot dogs. ” “What? ” Harry asked. “Yeah. ” Clay walked back in as Uncle Crank opened the antique refrigerator door. And he turned right back around for round two when he saw the four wieners wriggling on the shelf. “What's wrong with that boy?
Drawing Blood by Poppy Z. Brite