Chapter 3 – Part 4


Mark reached out to the cliquey larkspur but doubts began to creep back. But what if the wild plants were merely some form of illusion that might lead him deeper into the woods?

A swarm of mosquitoes flew around Mark. A few of them landed briefly on his arm and stung him. Mark slapped at them angrily and cursed under his breath.

Almost immediately, he heard a gasp coming from the other side.