Major Crimes Detective Samantha Reilly prefers to work alone - she's seen as a maverick, and she still struggles privately with the death of her partner. The only person who ever sees her softer side is Michael Turcotte, a teenager she's known since she rescued him 11 years ago from the aftermath of his parents' murder-suicide. In foster care since his parents' death, Michael is a loner who tries to fly under the bullies' radar, but a violent assault triggers a disturbing ability to view people's dark futures.
"Good but graphic!"
Two bullies go hunting for trouble but instead find a young boy and his imaginary friend in Jason Parent's Easy Pickings, a short-story selection from Bad Apples: Five Slices of Halloween Horror.