by Rus Morgan
Clouds enshroud the moon and I hear the bottom door creep open -- then the liquid motion of something slithering up the stairs.
The top step shimmers. I point my pistol blindly and pump the trigger until the weapon will ejaculate no more.
I shove the great, curved claws off with a shudder. I recoil in horror as the rest of the apparition materializes.
First a loathsome animal--than, as the life seeps out--the angelic face of my twin brother lies before me.
I wonder how long before I begin to turn?
[Rus Morgan has written six novels, numerous short stories. He has been published in FMAM, MystericalE, Hands On Electronics, Sooner's Ezine, Long Story Short and Apollo's Lyre. He is the author/creator of the Dr. Tobias Talmo mystery series. Rus lives and works in Memphis. He is currently pedalling his sixth novel and writing short stories.]