The Van Helsing Impetus – Excerpt No. 269

Through all that cacophony, there was something off. When drowning in stimuli, it often paid to focus on what was missing from the equation. There are fewer hearts beating here than people. Despite her best efforts to stick out, no one gave her a second glance. 

Why would anyone ever notice a plain girl like you?” Silver asked.

It took her a moment to get a feel for the layout. She checked the website prior to coming here, but wanted to tie it all together in her mind. The most important details for any hunt were the exits and potential areas of risk. Oddthat door doesn’t line up with any known exits

She spotted an empty stool at the bar and smiled. As she manoeuvred past the tables and patrons, she noticed that several moved out of the way, including those facing away from her. It reminded her of water moving around the hull of a ship as it made headway. Few appear to be aware that they are doing it.

Picture of the inside of a pub and bar. Image by Mehmet Suat Gunerli from Pexels.

Disclaimer: This excerpt from The Van Helsing Impetus is currently in development. There may be typos, errors, omissions, inconsistencies and so forth. The image is sourced from Pexels.


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