For your chilling pleasure, here is another little excerpt from one of my works-in-progress, Dark Clouds.
This is a little bit forward from the story you can get for free, Chapter 1: The Mandrake Ruse. It again features Helen, the Witch Queen, and her son, Matt, the only many immune to witchcraft.
Shadows crept across the wall, then slithered across the floor. Their teeth reflected the orange sunlight that slanted through the dirty, narrow window.
Slumped on the floor, back against the wall, Matt watched it slide onto his thigh. It grinned at him. Its fangs tore wide rents through his jeans.
The shadow laughed, a sickening hiss. Its fellows joined it in shredding Matt’s pants.
The lead shadow laughed again and sank its teeth into his skin.
Matt sighed and shook his head. Won’t she ever learn?
The shadow teeth did nothing to him. How could they? They’re just shadows.
All the shadows hissed, frustrated. They merged and faded into the gloom of the doorless cell. A new shadow appeared on the floor. It grew into Helen.
“So you are immune,” she said.
“Hello, Mom. Do you have anything to drink?”
“Wipe that smirk off your face…you’re no good to me here. And you are my son.” A door appeared in the concrete-block wall and swung open slowly.
“You’re letting me go?”
It was Helen’s turn to smirk as she faded back into shadow.
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Matt always knew when his mother was about to arrive: the wind would swirl from every direction at once and dark clouds would mass in the sky.
He and his pretty wife, Teri, try to get out of the way, but as the Witch’s Son, Matt is drawn into a spider’s web.
He has to use his special abilities to spoil the Witch Queen’s plans—but the price for that is to be paid in blood.
Fortunately, Teri has a few special abilities of her own …