Arrel seizes my arm, shocking a yelp out of me. His talon-like grip hauls me upright. Tam’s question was answered, not Arrel’s. Celina’s life was taken, not mine. A bargain can still be made with the Whistler. Only now do I realize that this was planned all along.

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Read “Whistler’s Grove” by A.E. Decker, in Issue #137

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A. E. Decker, a former ESL tutor, attended the Odyssey Writers' Workshop in 2008. Her work has appeared in World Weaver Press's Specter Spectacular anthology, Fireside Magazine, and the Australian anthology In-Fabula Divino. "Dee" currently lives in Pennsylvania. Like all writers, she is owned by two cats.

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