Monkshood – Excerpt No. 3

Something was brought to her lips, Julia looked down at the brown liquid with purple flecks swirling atop. It had a foul smell, strong enough for those with an iron belly to feel nauseous. Where have I seen this shit before?

“Boiled bark to dull the pain, and a few herbs to help with the taste,” Gwen said.

“No,” Julia said and curled her nose.

“You’ll feel right as rain,” Gwen said.

“Nan—” Kaylee said, which was immediately followed by the sound of a solid slap.

“No—” Julia said.

Picture of a woman covered with pain being slapped. Source
Disclaimer: This excerpt from Dark Hearts is currently in development. There may be typos, errors, omissions, inconsistencies and so forth. The image is sourced from Pixabay.


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