This week my teaser lines come from Wylding Hall, by Elizabeth Hand (Open Road Integrated Media, February 2015).
And now I could hear another sound -- a kind of slithering, like something being slowly dragged up the steps.I feel like I've stumbled into an H.P. Lovecraft story here. But this tale is a little more complicated (and better written) than any Lovecraft I've read. And just as eerie.
Or something dragging itself....The dank air grew putrid, until I gagged and clapped my hand to my mouth. (Loc.970 of the Kindle edition)
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