Bullettime by Nick Mamatas

By Nick Mamatas

David Holbrook is a scrawny child, the sufferer of bullies, and the overlooked son of insane parents.

David Holbrook is the Kallis Episkipos, a vicious assassin grew to become imprisoned chief of a demise cult devoted to Eris, the Hellenic goddess of discord.

David Holbrook by no means killed a person, and lives a lonely and luckless lifestyles along with his getting older mom in a tumbledown New Jersey town.

Caught among finger and set off, David is given 3 percentages to choose his destiny as he's forced to stay and relive all his strength existences, guided simply via the darkish knowledge present in a bottle of cough syrup.

From the writer of the moment cult vintage Move below Ground comes a fable of blood, lust, future, college shootings, and the opportunity to alter your future.

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The boy heard and turned, plucking the knife from the log with the quick careless movement one would use in striking a match. They stared at each other over the descent of the sagging steps; it was a moment or two before Coke Rymer glimpsed the pump handle. What's that thing you've got? he said. He began to edge round the steps. That won't do you no good, just a ole pump handle. I got something here can cut your ass good. But he didn't come forward; kept still, watching the swing of the handle.

None of these kinds of sounds, and maybe all of them together. What? He struggled to imagine what Mina was doing in there among them. It would be Morgan's idea, that Mina would encourage the men to drink. But he would not find out, he would not move to look. She would come in now and then to check on him, to bring him liquor if he needed it. She would toss a quilt over him and tuck it tightly and contemptuously under his chin. Her blouse would be unbuttoned at the top and when she bent over the bed he observed her small thick inexpressive breasts.

Often enough there were furtive wheezy giggles uttered, and sometimes, there was a single voice shouting, not words, but merely a sound of… of… of fearful surprise, of quick pain, of pained delight. None of these kinds of sounds, and maybe all of them together. What? He struggled to imagine what Mina was doing in there among them. It would be Morgan's idea, that Mina would encourage the men to drink. But he would not find out, he would not move to look. She would come in now and then to check on him, to bring him liquor if he needed it.

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