Tom Hadrava is a Czech writer, teacher, husband and father. His work has appeared in Daily Science Fiction and XB-1, the Czech SF magazine. He lives in a small historical town in the Czech Republic with his charming wife and curious son.
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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