Ian Muneshwar is a writer currently based in Raleigh, where he is pursuing an MFA at North Carolina State University. His fiction appears in Clarkesworld, Gamut, Liminal Stories, and The Dark, among others. You can find him online at ianmuneshwar.com, or follow him on Twitter @ianmuneshwar.
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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