I think my words began to finally penetrate Lars because I saw him begin to take umbrage at my lecture. At first his simple face showed puzzlement, then anger.
"And just who do you think you are and how stupid do you think I am?" he asked. "You'd have to be over three hundred years old to
have first hand knowledge of what we talked about tonight."
"Three hundred and forty five to be exact. And not only do I know the past but I also know the future."
"And what do you know about the future?" he sneered.
"I know that yours ends tonight," I said as I drew my nail across his throat, opening his carotid artery.
The look on his face was priceless as he held his hands over his throat in a futile attempt to stanch the flow of blood. He collapsed without further protest.
I really didn't want to partake of this charlatan and fool but a meal is a meal and so I dined and left his carcass in the shadows of the alley. The fog rolled in even deeper.
I wiped my mouth on my handkerchief and sauntered the few blocks to Cafe Du Monde for a coffee and beignets. After all dessert isn't a sin in this city.
New Orleans claims to be the most haunted place in America, and the Crescent City has the stories to back it up. Louisiana Ghost Stories II: Lagniappe is the second riveting collection from acclaimed author Jesse Wimberly. These ten tales of the macabre are set in and around New Orleans and are guaranteed to frighten and enlighten.
Go down to the crossroads on a moonless night and meet Old Scratch. Eavesdrop in Pirate’s Alley when Jean Lafitte reveals the location of his hidden treasure. Venture into the asylum or the heart of Mardi Gras as Inspector Sterling investigates brutal murders in the city. Get lost with two brothers on a flatboat in the swamp when they meet The Mossgatherer.
Rooted in actual events that have taken place over the years, these stories of the supernatural and occult will keep you on the edge of your seat. Whether you believe in ghosts or not, this collection will challenge even the bravest of readers.
About the Author
Jesse L. Wimberly is the author of Broken Chains, Body of Deceit, and Louisiana Ghost Stories: Tales of the Supernatural from the Bayou State. He resides in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, with his wife Alysha, a recording artist.