Friday 56, September 2, 2022

Welcome to Friday 56! Hosted by Freda’s Voice, you turn to page 56 or 56% in any book or reading device and pick a sentence that grabs you.

Buster cut his eyes to the dead man, who had risen from his slump against the wall. Ted stood on his knees, gaping at his living boss with the same milky, listless eyes and slack jaw that he’d been wearing when Buster first walked in. In the thickness of the solidifying blood pooled beneath him were distinct handprints and smears where the dead man had propped himself up and shuffled his calves under his butt so he could sit on them.”

Hell Spring by Isaac Thorne

The above quote is 56% of the way through the book. The body of Ted Gilliam, the abusive loser husband of Donna Gilliam, has been found. Earlier in the day, Ted was killed by Donna after he abused her and their new born son, Theo. Good riddance, in my opinion. Strange things have been happening since then, precipitated by the hellish creature taking refuge from the storm at Beard’s General store. This is the first indication that we see that the reach of the creature goes beyond the walls of the store.

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