By Benjamin Kane Ethridge
Herman and Janet Erikson are dealing with a predicament of grief and discomfort after wasting their daughter in a success and run. They've given up on one another, they've given up on themselves. they're residing day-to-day. One afternoon, to make a terrible state of affairs worse, their puppy is going lacking within the coyote-infested badlands in the back of their estate. Herman, resolved in combating one other tragedy, is going to discover the puppy, thoroughly unaware he's on a hike to the River Styx, which based on Greek delusion was once the border among the dwelling international and the realm of the Dead.
Long in the past the gods died and the River dried up, yet a bottle containing its waters nonetheless continues to be within the badlands. What Herman discovers in regards to the darkish strength contained in these waters will swap his lifestyles forever...
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Smart, successful, rich. And more than pleasing to the eye. When Barrows learned that there really was no cure for his disease, he, too, would capitulate... and the two of them would embrace each other. Her nipples suddenly stood out beneath the lacy cotton bra and sheer Biagiotti cashmere blouse. Her sex moistened; her teeth ground. In her mind, she saw Barrows forlornly straying the city's most malodorous streets and alleyways, searching for those all-tooprecious nuggets, scraping them up and sucking them down like so many melted diamonds.
In the old days, if the pinkies fucked with us we'd just pop their heads open and scarf their brains—Grubs are a lot stronger than pinks. But we couldn't fight back anymore because all inmates were fitted with UV nodes. " The sign on the door read: OBEDIENCE IS VIRTUE, but below that was another sign: IMPLANTATION UNIT. Stryker and some egghead tech had me strapped down to a padded table. The tech slit each of my nipples with a scalpel, stuck something about the size of a marble in each tit, then sewed me up.
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Bottled Abyss by Benjamin Kane Ethridge