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By Judd Holt

You've learn ghost tales, yet unlike this one. while Billy Griffin strikes from Dallas to the small city of Oakpoint, Texas in 1955, he thinks lifestyles could be easier within the nation. as an alternative, his lifestyles is became upside-down via a chain of inexplicable occasions. He has been dwelling within the previous ranch condominium just a couple of weeks while the silhouette of a lady seems in his bed room window. items disappear from his table. His sister Beth is bitten by way of a rattlesnake, then miraculously and mysteriously stored. Billy needs to name upon an outdated conjure girl, Hebronetta Sikes, to make feel of the occasions, yet to take action he needs to get previous her fierce partners, a Doberman and a German Shepherd. What he does, who he meets, and what he learns will shock you. Folklore, race kinfolk, and small city lifestyles shape the heritage of this strange first novel.

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On the other side of the field, I ran along beside the trees searching for some trace of her. There was nothing so I gave up. As I walked back toward the creek, I thought about the field. The field was plowed, and although some kind of grain was growing, there was still a lot of soil exposed. " I thought to myself. I went back to the spot where I had first seen her and started a meticulous search for her footprints. I walked back and forth in an ever-growing arc. At times I got down on my hands and knees like I had seen the Indian scouts do in the movies.

She laughed as my punishment was Page 32 once again swift and, in my opinion, brutal. But, in spite of all our normal sibling wars, it's not the annoying traits of a little sister that I remember most about Beth. I remember mostly Beth's worshipful face as she listened to me relate some story about school. I remember her excitement at seeing something for the first time. Or the second or third. She collected everything. Pressed flowers which would come alive when she told you about them. Buttons.

They look so soft and pillowy and comfortable. " Page 34 I responded, "You can't sit on clouds. They're like gas. " "But you can't," I said, resisting the day's magic that had already captured Beth. I sat down and both of us lay back, our heads uphill, each of us pointing out different shapes that the clouds made. " She answered her own question. "Up there in the sky somewhere. But where? How high do you have to go? " "I don't know, but I've thought about it lots of times, 'specially since we've lived out here," I said.

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