A full anthology of Philip M. Robert’s stories entitled Passing Through is currently available for purchase at the Amazon.com Kindle store.
The four candles went out. A deep rumble ran through the room, like a beast awakening from a long hibernation without food, and Byron knew then the ritual had failed. More so, he knew the cost for his failure. He hadn’t told Julia before it all began. It was best if she didn’t know what was coming. "— Paying the Price