‘Nikki and Jackson’ By Gayle Siebert

Abandoned at the beach by her friends, Nikki finds herself walking home alone, thinking about the fact many girls her age have gone missing of late. It’s nearing nightfall and the trail takes her through a swampy wooded area. She’s relieved when Jackson, her friend’s boyfriend, meets her on the trail claiming her friend sent him. He offers her a ride home, but leads her on a shortcut which takes them deeper into the swamp. They encounter a fantastic creature which Jackson claims is his cousin. Unfortunately, being a blood relative does neither of them any good.

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