The Van Helsing Impetus – Excerpt No. 405

The office was barren, displaying a blatant disregard for aesthetics. The walls and ceiling were bare concrete, while piping and conduits travelled along the ceiling seemingly at random.

The desk itself was a dull grey and nearly blended in with the concrete’s natural colouring. The same applied to a row of matching file cabinets. Clara noticed they were all fitted with a heavy locking bar and hardened combination padlocks.

There was nothing on the wall, and other than a keyboard, mouse, and monitor, the desk was bare. Hanging from the ceiling, Clara spotted a pull-down screen. Given how spartan this room was, the black tripod and stool nearby stuck out.

This place had a decidedly melancholic feel. The decor actively leeched joy from the heart. She dreaded the thought of working from within these walls. Heck, she was surprised such a place could exist within Evelyn’s sphere of influence.

“Functional,” Clara said grimly.

“I told him depressing,” Evelyn said.

“That works too,” Clara quipped.

Picture of a white desk, with white attributes on it, with a white brick wall in the background. There are no real colours, creating a depressive atmosphere. Image by Karolina Grabowska from Pexels.

Note: The latest novel featuring Clara Grey, The Van Helsing Impetus is out now. The attached image is sourced from Pexels.


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