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"No, baby, don't do that. That'll just ruin the whole thing." Allie frowned, looking at her mother in confusion. Erin smiled at that look. "You look just like your dad when you give me that look." Allie grinned.
"Speaking of Dad. When's he coming? You said he'd be coming around soon, right?" Erin nodded, turning back to the counter, and finished chopping up the onions.
"He should be around any day now." She looked up suddenly, as the barking grew louder. Closer. She swallowed back the lump in her throat, turning to Allie with a reassuring smile on her face. "Why don't you do me a favor and get your stuff packed? Your's and Danny's? We'll only be here until morning, and I want to be able to just go. Don't bother leaving out any clothes, though. We're just gonna be in the car for a little while anyway." Allie nodded, leaving the knife she held on the counter.
"Sure." Erin smoothed out Allie's hair as she walked away, heading over to the closet. Erin sighed, and turned right back to the window, her eyes growing wider, and more terrified by the second. She grabbed the bag with the mix of powders in it, and poured it in front of the window, then the door, and then she went into the bathroom and poured it in front of the window in there. She had to hurry; she didn't know how much longer she had left.
Erin was going to miss her children, more than anything. And she prayed Dean wouldn't take them hunting, that the kids would get out of that motel room before they saw anything. Danny was only five years old. Allie...Allie was just too good. She didn't deserve this, any of this, neither of her children did. They deserved to be home. They deserved to be home, and be kids, for as long as they could, they needed to be kept away from the monsters. But that wouldn't happen. Not with Dean.
Hunting was his life. Hunting was all he'd ever known, and he wouldn't stop, not for a second. Not as long as the monsters were still up and kicking.
Erin sighed, and finished her note, stuffing it in an envelope tucked at the bottom of her duffel. She turned to the window suddenly, as the growling, and the howling grew closer. She called for her children, and grabbed Danny's backpack, putting it on him. Allie grabbed her own, despite Erin not giving her orders to.
"Allie, honey, grab your duffel. And take mine." Allie did as told, and Erin grabbed Allie's chin as she turned to her mother, forcing Allie to look her in the eye. "I want you to take your brother to that bus station across the road, as fast as you can. Don't look back, don't you dare look back. Do you understand me?" Allie hesitated, her eyes going wide in fear, but she nodded.
"Mommy, what's going on. You're scaring me." Erin turned to her son, and pulled her children close, kissing their heads.
"Don't be scared, kids. Don't ever be scared. You're dad'll protect you. Allie, call Bobby. His number is in my phone, ask him where your dad is, and don't speak to anyone else but him and your dad. Okay?" Allie nodded again. She was shaking, but she would be brave. For her mom. "I love you both, more than you know." She winced, looking up at the window, as the dogs grew closer. "Now go."
Danny didn't need to be told twice. He ran outside, with his sister right behind him-that is, until Allie heard her mother scream.
Allie's eyes went even wider, and she screamed herself at the sight-blood was splattered across the walls. Erin's clothes were torn to shreds...and so was Erin.
Allie's nightmare had come true.
Victoria Lovett: I really enjoyed reading this. The ending was a very nice twist. I never expected that. Overall this has been one of the best books I've read in a long while. Excellent work. I would buy this as a real book instead of just one on my phone if I had the chance.
Hemanth Thiyagarajan: MA'AM the story was really good as well as the plot and your catchy writing style.Would i were give a rating it would 9 out of 10A few drawbacks were that you hinted about the upocoming danger in the nd of each chapter of the beginning i felt that it was not necessary only once you could have put...
Deleted User: (A review in progress). I like this. It's sparse, gritty and atmospheric - reminiscent of the classic Golden Age of American detective fiction of the Thirties. I've only read the beginning, but I'll definitely be back. This writer knows their stuff and has done their homework on detective work. T...
Dina Husseini: What a story. It may be short and small but it is mighty and massive in creativity. However, I did not feel any romance in the story rather than a lot of horror. It was a great read and I cannot wait to see what this author has next on the agenda. Sometimes short stories have the best content and...
danijelstoilkovic: I really like this story. The characters, the mysteries, that bonding in the end, but I would really like to see what happened next. Is there a second part? And this would really be one cool horror movie and if I was the director, I wouldn't change a thing.It's awesome!
Alex Rushmer: I read the first chapter, and I'm not sure I can handle anymore, but I certainly liked what I read. The idea of the drug, Fortis, was very interesting, and I enjoyed how you conveyed its effects. The beginning is very intriguing. I think I'd like to see you do a little more with the main characte...
Bri Hoffer: I couldn't put it down!! The characters are all incredibly likable, and it's so descriptive you can see, smell, and feel thier surroundings. Great story, and very well written. I cannot wait for follow up stories. there were a few grammatical errors, but nothing that I could move right over.
Kiz16: After a truly shocking start to the story, I found the style and content slowed down as the author introduced a varied group of characters who I thought were fleshed out very well. After a slow couple of chapters, I found this story difficult to leave with the tension growing within the house. Yo...
Ayesha Shaikh: I love the twists. 😆I like how the writer describes everyone's point of view and the character development. I'm gonna read all the books by this author (current and upcoming). She's one of my favorites now. The spelling mistakes are normal no big deal, the amazing plot makes up for it. Thank you ...
Shantell Murphy: I absolutely love this . I have not read a book by my choice since first grade I am in 9th grade now and I love this book . its suspense is really good . it's alot of foreshadowing witch is cool . it gives a thrill and excitement to the book .
wildweeder: I found the story "The Last Starry Night" to be exciting and entertaining (and a little bit scary in parts). I loved the way the young people explained things to each other.The growth and development of the young Warriors that Johnny adopted was fun. Listening to Grandma talk to them in "wisdom s...