The Van Helsing Impetus – Excerpt No. 409

“You’re right,” Zachary said. “It works.”

“Right,” Clara said.

“There are no AM stations left in range,” Zachary said. “But it’s picking this up just fine.”

“Right again,” Clara replied before smirking.

“That’s why you need me?”

“You’re on a roll.”

“Let’s see,” Zachary said. “This was sold in the fifties?”


“No way,” Zachary said. “Really?”

“I knew the owner,” Clara lied.


“I’m serious,” Clara countered. “Have a taste of the future in your home today,” Clara sang the age-old jingle.

“Okay… Well, vacuum tubes were pretty advanced technology for that era,” Zachary said. “Since two of them are burned out, this thing shouldn’t even power on.”

An odd collage of speakers, amplifiers, a television with Elvis, tapes, 8 tracks, and compact discs. Image by Mike Bird 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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