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A Stranger Among Demons Ch 6A Stranger Among Demons Ch 6by Angela Malzow, 2013Chapter 6 “Yo! Glad you could make it!” James greeted from the door. “I thought you said this would be a small get together!” My mouth hung open as I looked into the house beyond and saw more than a dozen teens in the entrance alone trying to squish their way further. Beyond the entry all I could see were hands in the air and some of them were holding plastic party cups. “C'mon Nadine! If I had told you the truth you wouldn't have come!” James grabbed my wrist and started pulling me inside, a big, stupid smile on his boyish face. “You're right! I wouldn't have which is why I'm going to call my dad and tell him to pick me up right now!” I yanked my arm from his grip and dug the cell phone out of my pocket. Before I could dial James wrenched the phone from my hand. “Please, just stay for a bit?” His big, puppy-round eyes begged seriously. I felt my jaw clench
A Stranger Among Demons Ch 5A Stranger Among Demonsby Angela Malzow, 2013Chapter 5 “Dammit Nadine!” Trey barked and wiped his hand through the orange juice still dripping down his rock band t-shirt. “Watch your mouth!” Came my mother's immediate chastisement. Trey grumbled something under his breath and glared at me as he set his half empty glass on the counter before stomping off. A minute later he reappeared in a clean, at least I'm assuming it was clean, shirt. I'd come around the corner and entered the kitchen from the back hall which happened to be next to the fridge and scared Trey into an involuntary jerking movement which spilled most of his juice down the front of him. By the time he came back I was already sitting at the table between my dad and Laric happily scarfing down some apple cinnamon waffles. Dad was the resident cook since he worked from home. Mom hadn't bothered cooking anything in years, she had a way of either burning everything or serving up runny
A Stranger Among Demons Ch 4A Stranger Among Demonsby Angela Malzow, 2013Chapter 4 It was over so fast, the fall that is, that I didn't quite comprehend how deeply I'd sunken into the glittering snow. Oddly, I wasn't cold in the least. Still, the situation was entirely vexing. When I finally managed to get my feet under me I started wading through the thigh deep snow. All I could think about was how I must have been dreaming. Why else would I leap from my window in the middle of the night? I was lucky that I hadn't broken my neck or anything else for that matter. I tried the back door first. It was locked which meant I had to trudge all the way around the house and ring the doorbell. I couldn't wait to see the looks on everyone's faces when they discovered it was me. The pearly snow merely dusted my exposed skin as I rounded the corner to walk along the side of the house. The entire situation surreal to say the least. “UMPH!” I heard myself grunt as I tumbled backwards. My ey