The Mysterious Stranger – Part 4

Tessa sat there, nonplussed and staring dazedly at her empty dinner plate that the maid hadn’t taken away yet. Christopher had pulled up the chair next to her to begin his story, but it was difficult for Tessa to wrap her mind around the words.

She still couldn’t believe that she had seen him cut into his own arm and watched it heal within a matter of minutes. None of it made sense.

“I’m a werewolf, Tessa,” he said slowly and calmly, as if he were speaking to a frightened child. And she was. She was terrified and fascinated all at the same time and each emotion battled for control within her.

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“The Outlaw” – Part 1

Chapter 1

Somewhere in the middle of the Western frontier, 1878

The saloon wasn’t very crowded that evening. In the far corner of the room, lively piano music was being played by a skittish Yankee that was new to town while a small gang of rugged cattle rustlers were talking quietly over their mugs of stale beer. A lone girl sat on the other side of the room from them, poring over a tanned and weathered map laying flat on the wooden table top. Her expression was twisted with worry and hopelessness. The bartender was busying himself with cleaning out shot glasses, pondering over his own private thoughts.

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