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The Caretakers: A Tor.Com Original by David Nickle

The Caretakers: A Tor.Com Original - David Nickle
bookshelves: winter-20152016, published-2016, shortstory-shortstories-novellas, snow-times, vampires
Read from January 21 to 22, 2016

 

Description: The Caretakers" by David Nickle is a strange tale about a group of people called to a meeting with their intimidating boss. The newest member of their organization is not so sure she wants to even be there.

Opening: The meeting with Miss Erish started earlier than scheduled, in a room other than the one arranged. That meant they were all late, even Evelyn Simmons, who had flown in the day before and, unable to properly sleep owing to the time difference, risen long before the dawn.

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Yet another cracking cover from Tor.

Miss Erish is undead and Amy has her sussed out and escapes through the snow with her phone, wallet and dirty mouth. Highly atmospheric.