Harker and the Count: Chapter VIII

David Bowles
12 min readJul 9, 2023

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12 May, 1893.

The castle feels strangely empty now that Ștefan has left. I’ve occupied myself as best I could with reading and other work, but my mind keeps drifting back to last night, and my body still retains the touch of his, as though it were wax into which he pressed his noble seal.

Night has fallen. Though my heart quails at the thought, I move to obey his parting instructions: to visit the weird sisters in their suite atop the eastern stairway.

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David Bowles

A Mexican American author & translator from South Texas. Teaches literature & Nahuatl at UTRGV. President of the Texas Institute of Letters.