Chapter 19 Snippet

The look in her eyes bespoke more. General Talros reached into a hidden pocket for a coin. He passed it into the woman’s hand and her fingers closed upon it. A quick test of the teeth and a heartbeat later, the coin had vanished.

“In the houses beyond the old section. There are matches there sometimes. I see this girl, and she hunts among the ruins. One house with a broken shutter near the front, many times. Our boys say she takes coin from them on occasion. We went once to check her hiding-place and found a man’s footsteps in the dirt. The girl does not come anymore.”

-Nightingale, Chapter 19


About melissamickelsen

Nightingale is Melissa Mickelsen's debut novel. She loves hiking in the mountains, eating strawberries, reading, reading, more reading, and really good barbecue.
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