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The Hallowed Ones - Laura Bickle

   "But these were not downers, sick cows who'd taken ill.  The spine of the cow nearest me was bent at an awkward angle.  Blood trickled from its nose and a gash in its throat into the mud, creating a lurid lipstick color.  Two others had their heads torn clean off, the blind eyes covered in flies.  The last one, the white one, showed the most blood on its pale hide.  It had been torn open from stem to stern, its ribs splayed open in the shape of some terrible butterfly and its entrails soaking in the mud.

   I covered my mouth with my hand to keep from retching.

   I backed up slowly, my gaze fixed on that white cow.

   The vampires were here."