Downstairs, he can hear his mother talking with Cordelia, worrying over what’s happening outside with their father and his brothers. Why they went out there into that storm is beyond him, but the odds are that Jeb got to them and killed them. Digging under his bed and dragging out his BB gun, Keith glances at the window, swallowing hard. When he thought tonight was going to be a bad night, he’d never anticipated a murderous neighbor to play into the mix. Continue reading “The Secret of Jebediah Vanderhook Part 09”
Jeb Vanderhook hacks the rope holding the enormous sack over the high branch of the tree and Keith could have swore that it is the sound of a body hitting the ground that echoes through the woods. From a distance, he watches, eyes fixed on the position with morbid fascination, wondering what’s inside the tarp sack that’s been hanging from Crazy Jeb’s tree for days now. When he watched Crazy Jeb drive into town, he snuck out his window, abandoning his telescope and venturing out into the fresh sea of snow to see what was in the sack.