THE PLAGUE WELL
“Deep down in the forest, everything was black. Harubai’s und Tsubada’s flashlights turned the roots and branches into a twisted tunnel of shadows, following a path that had long been overgrown into obscurity.
‘Did we really need to come here at night?’ Tsubada was following his slightly older friend and nearly stumbled over some hidden rocks, which reared up from the gloomy forest floor like a reef.
‘Yes, I’ve told you a dozen times. The legend clearly states that we need moonlight.’ Harubai had a queasy feeling in his stomach, but it was an exhilarating, adrenaline-producing kind of queasiness. ‘Only then will the Well answer our questions – and if any night will work, it’s this.’”
Published in: Ain’t Superstitious, Third Flatiron (September 2015)
Pages: 264 pages
ISBN (Softcover): 978-0692505212
Pages: 266 pages