Scott Vanyur lives in Philadelphia. He is the author of The Guild Leader's Handbook, a guide to leadership in online gaming. He reviews fiction for the Philadelphia Inquirer and contributes to BlizzardWatch.com, a fan-funded site covering Blizzard games. Follow him on Twitter @QuestVendor. This is Scott's first professional fiction publication.
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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