The Van Helsing Impetus – Excerpt No. 418

“I’m going to war,” Clara said. “None of those bastards will be left alive by morning.”

“Are you?” Evelyn asked.

“I could never leave those monsters alive to prey on other women,” Clara said.

“Monsters…” Evelyn repeated. “What do you know about them?”

“What do you mean?”

“Are they vampires?”

“Not directly,” Clara answered.

“That’s fair,” Evelyn said. “Do you think these monsters might be werewolves?”

“Doubtful,” Clara finally answered.

“So, we are two-and-oh on a threat,” Evelyn said through the kitchen window as the water washed away the evidence of Clara’s divided affections. “What about ghosts, or ghouls? What are the odds?”

“I don’t…know,” Clara said.

“Exactly,” Evelyn replied in a neutral manner, desperate to avoid the I-told-you-so tone. “Have you considered that these monsters might be human?”

Picture of someone holding their hands against their face, their shirt and zipper mask are both a camouflage. The zipper gors straight down from forehead to chin. Image by Darwin Manuel Acosta Mancebo from Pixabay.

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


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