Graveyard Shift: (Lana Harvey, Reapers Inc.)
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The Inferno has Evolved… Lana Harvey is a reaper, and a lousy one at that. She resides in Limbo City, the modern capital of the collective afterlives, where she likes to stick it to the man (the legendary Grim Reaper himself) by harvesting the bare minimum of souls required of her. She’d much rather be hanging out with Gabriel, her favorite archangel, at Purgatory Lounge. But when a shocking promotion falls in her lap, Lana learns something that could unravel the very fabric of Eternity. If the job isn’t completed, there could be some real hell to pay.
mine over my head and tossed it next to theirs. It was no good to me in the water. I grasped my scythe in both hands and jumped. The momentum of the fall pulled me under the icy water, and I found the bus, still bubbling as the remaining air inside tried to escape. I latched onto an open window and pulled myself around to the door. Inside, Coreen and Kevin cut away the passengers’ seatbelts. Coreen jerked around and then relaxed when she saw it was only me. Kevin’s mop of curls floated around
empty, and the lines around her eyes grew deeper with each shot she fired. Another hellcat clawed its way on deck, snapping off a chunk of railing as it climbed onboard. It snarled and flung the splintered railing my way. I dodged, landing in a puddle of demon goo. Another pair of leather pants, ruined. The boat shifted, and my knees gave out just in time. The hellcat leapt over me, its talons inches from my face, that was now splattered with scalding blood. The cat rolled into the railing on
that Nephthys had tricked Osiris into sleeping with her helped his decision. The sisters had since reconciled, but Anubis wasn’t as forgiving as Isis. The peace treaty kept most deities in line, but bitter grudges were still lurking under the surface. “We have a new soul. Don’t they want to witness the ceremony?” “I’m way ahead of you little brother. I sent Kebauet to announce your arrival.” “Good. I was hoping she would be around. I have a favor to ask of her.” Horus looked back at our ship.
better.” I frowned. Most souls had a hard time accepting their death. Even suicides seemed disoriented at first. Never had I seen a soul acknowledge their own demise with such grace. He had to be the one. Winston hung up the phone and looked back at me. “Okay. I’m ready.” “Uh.” I looked up at the clock above his bed. “We still have an hour to wait.” “What?” Winston laughed. “Why are you here so early?” “Well, you see,” I stammered. I’m so not good with kids. “You’re special,” I began.
having to do any of the navigating. Maybe being a mentor wouldn’t be so bad after all. “Do me a favor, would you?” I turned to Josie. “Sure.” “Don’t remind me about school until we get back.” “I won’t, if you promise not to cut class this time.” “That was for Saul’s memorial.” “And what about the three months after that?” Josie scoffed. “I was in mourning.” “At Purgatory Lounge?” She nudged my shoulder with hers. “I mean it, Lana. No slacking this time.” “I won’t,” I sighed. “I can’t.