“Even Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light.” ~2 Corinthians 11:14
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The Wishing Map
Chapter Twenty-Four: The Long Night (continued)
Previously: Gina’s Questing Beast turned out to be unlike anything she’d anticipated.(WARNING: Graphic imagery)
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Just then, a squirrel, attempting to leap from one tree to another, panicked and fell to the ground. The monster hobbled over to it. The squirrel should have been able to make it back up into the tree—the Beast was surprisingly slow—yet for some reason, the moment it saw the creature, it stopped running. It just sat there, staring, as the Beast’s tentacles shot out, snagged it, and began pulling it toward its snout. But then the monster stopped, and started to drag its prey toward the river’s edge. Why?
It wants me to watch! Gina realized with a shiver of revulsion. As it drew the squirrel in, half a dozen dripping fleshy flaps peeled…
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