Compendium (noun): a collection of things that have been gathered together and presented as a group especially in the form of a book.
The following short story is in collaboration with Adam K. Moore and is set in the world he created with his first novel, COMPENDIUM TWENTY-THREE: PART I, Through the Valley.
The subsequent companion short stories are meant to enhance and expand that universe in and beyond Independence, Indiana. I strongly encourage you to check out the original story and fully immerse yourself in the battle for good and evil.
“Wake up,” she whispered frantically, shaking her son awake from a deep sleep.
“Mom, what’s wrong?” asked her son, Tommy.
“We have to go. I need you to be a big helper and grab some clothes, okay?” This is not how Caroline anticipated her day starting.
“Why? I don’t want to,” Tommy whined. “I wanna go back to sleep.”
Realistically, nobody expects their day to start this way. The difference is that most people don’t see the movements in the shadows. Most people don’t hear the hushed tones of plans for terror being formulated. However, Caroline is not most people. Continue reading