Shayla has tracked a mysterious madman, Randall, to a makeshift bar in a forestry work camp. The patrons have been plying him with drink in anticipation of some entertainment.
“Hey, Randall,” someone jeered from the back of the room. “Tell us a story.”
For the first time, Randall seemed to react to another person. His eyes swiveled in the direction of the cry, then lost their focus again. “Hellfire,” he roared.
People cheered and clapped.
“Fire from the sky!”
More cheers. This is what the crowd had come to see.
A reminder, the SIA Free & Bargain Books event is still on until the end of July 4. Lots of free or discounted e-books to pick up from the event website.