Irette Y. Patterson is a native of Atlanta, GA. Her short fiction has been published in Strange Horizons, FIYAH,People of Color Take Over Fantastic Stories of the Imagination, and the Fiction River anthology series. She is an alumna of the VONA/Voices workshop. Her website is https://www.iretteypatterson.com/
Something knocks on the door. Esther, dreaming, would like to ignore it. Instead, she blinks awake and grabs her shotgun, because dead things typically call for bullets, not spell work, and whatever wants inside her home is certainly dead.
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