Strangers to the Mystic Beast
By Stephen Gresham
One day the girl who would not die met the man who could not live.
Miss Jessica Lovelia DeGresse moved to her lonely cabin on the edge of Nahollo Swamp in east Alabama seeking refuge from a restless, indifferent world.
In tending her younger brother, a war vet, she began to experience unnatural and unearthly seductions: strangeness and ghostly companions, including the Mystic Beast.
She struggled to maintain sanity against looming threats hideous and unknowable, primitive in secret ways.
Then the horrors took over her life, and she discovered that there is something worse than death: being almost alive.