Excerpt from Chapter: “The First Occurance”

The House by Gabrielle L. Landaeta

Excerpt from Chapter: “The First Occurance”:

When they all had left to start their day, I finally had
time to myself. It seemed too quiet, but it was so
peaceful! I decided to sit and relax just a little bit before I had
to start cleaning up the dust and dirt left behind. When I did
finally get up off my behind, I started in my favorite room, the
kitchen. I swept the floor, washed the dishes, and cleaned the
counters. All of a sudden, in just a split second, I found myself
hearing noises. It was not just any noise, but growling. A growling
noise that was speaking something, but was not. I stood
there with the towel in my hand mumbling,

“What the hell, um, okay?”

Excerpt from Chapter: “The Move In”

The House by Gabrielle L. Landaeta

Excerpt from Chapter: “The Move In”:

My family just wanted a new start, after what happened.
All we wanted to do was to get out of the
city, away from all the hate. If my son had not left the apartment,
only if I were awake to catch him, to keep him out of
trouble, maybe he would not have been in trouble. This is what
started it all.