DEAD MAN’S STITCH
by Meg Collett
I walk the halls of Fear University on the first day of spring semester, and I dare to hope the greatest hope of all:
We will be okay.
Dean and Dr. Milhousse have vanished. I control the aswangs in my father’s pack, which means more than just tall fences and fearmongering protect the university. I have everything under control—even if my closest friends doubt my newfound hope.
Everything will be fine, I think, until she shows up. Marley Summers speaks of fate and eternity, destiny and the moments that define us. She speaks of my mother like they were best friends, and I hate her for that.
Marley says Fear University is changing and that the current is sweeping us all straight toward our fates. She foretells a great and horrible fight is coming to the university, and no matter how hard I try, I can’t alter it. Because in the end, we will come face to face with our scariest monster yet:
For in this world, fear is our greatest motivator—and our greatest ally.