The Dead Weight

      Zia Black / Thrillers & Crime
The Dead Weight

Kill the Competition...The Dead Weight, a dark, vengeful short story. Neil's girlfriend betrayed him. Again. Time to move on. He's dumping her things and starting anew, but there's one person in his way. No matter. He's ready for a fight, and why not? He's won many, many times before...Evil was about to fall upon the Delany estate that Mike and Samantha could never have imagined. It was Halloween and Samantha`s contractions were unbearable so her husband rushed his pregnant wife to the hospital to deliver their new bundle of joy.Mike stayed the night in his wife's room with their new baby, but as they slept an unforeseen force came in their room that was about to change their lives forever, when they both woke in the morning. Morning came, and Samantha was discharged from the hospital, and time for their new baby to be raised in their new home. It wasn't until after little Johnny turned 6 years of age that things around the Delany Estate turned deadly. The first sign that Johnny had the mark of the beast was June 6. It was the 6th month, 6th day, and Johnny was 6. All the numbers represented 666.
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