Of Mud and Bone
by Greg Cmiel
A blizzard batters the town of Hope, and a wizened stranger driving a coal-black caravan appears in the swirl of snowflakes. The sign on the caravan reads The Brothers Zorkin, puppeteers from Archangel, Russia.
Bedlam engulfs the town as the storm intensifies. Promises from the stranger bewitch the townsfolk, offering gifts only a God can bestow. Spellbound, they agree to do his bidding, no matter the heinous nature of his commands.
Madness burrows deep into the fabric of Hope, and Birdie Caldwell must rally herself to defeat a dangerous foe.