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Welcome to another Science Fiction Fantasy Saturday!! I’ve been having a great time with the submissions from my current WIP and I truly appreciate everyone that’s been reading along and leaving comments. The story to date has found Sam’s slightly eccentric grandfather tracking a dead witch in the bayous of New Orleans, Sam running into a living twister in the woods on his way home from school, and leaving him a note from his thought dead father. I hope you’re enjoying my work. Make sure you take some time to check out all of the great writing snippets over at scififansat.blogspot.com and if you can spare a couple comments – they go a long way. Have a great weekend!
“This’ll do the trick.”
Sam pulled the steak knife from a wooden block on the counter and cut into the strands of cord binding the package, ripping away the thick brown paper covering. He stopped and stared at the book resting in the middle of his kitchen table. A carved wooden cover and backing were bound together with a coarse black membrane on one end and a riveted brass clasp on the other. Sam noticed the keyhole in the clasp and read the inscription on front.
“Ex umbra in solem.”
Grabbing a small screwdriver, he inserted the end into the key slot, gently feeling around. He felt some kind of pressure pushing back the more he jiggled around inside until the screwdriver shot out and embedded in the ceiling.
“Great, how do I get to explain that one to Mom?”