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New Release: “A Shield For the People” by Puck Malamud

What’s that sound? A creature moving in the forest? A ghost in the attic? A stirring in the graveyard? No! It’s just the third of our “Eerie Fall” theme stories, written to be released in conjunction with our current Kickstarter campaign – “Eerie Animal” Enamel Pins!

Title: A Shield For the People

Author: Puck Malamud

Genre: Historical with Magic

Rating: General

Character Features: jewish, non-human, trans, vampire

Tags: death and dying, monster hunting, past tense, period-typical antisemitism, pov third person limited, rape/non-con (implied), the undead, violence (non-graphic descriptions)

Teaser:

Sha’ul walked through the empty streets of the shtetl, listening to the sounds made by the residents as they settled in for the night—banking fires, salting doorways, barring shutters. It was a clear evening; the waning moon and the stars lit his steps sufficiently. The cool breeze of early autumn brought fear-scent to his nostrils.

The whole village stank of it.

Length: 8 pages/1.878 words

Price: 75 cents US

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Can’t get enough Eerie Fall stories? Check out the first two theme stories: “Widow’s Black” by Nina Waters and “Campfire Stories” by Nicola Kapron.

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