by Louis K. Koury
"A slow, steady rain began to fall. The hypnotic sound of the raindrops on the roof soon lulled Caleb to sleep. The temperature in the room began to drop, and it soon grew frigid. Caleb tossed in his sleep and began to shiver. Suddenly the covers of his book were yanked away by an invisible force. He woke up with a start and realized that he was freezing. He reached for the small lamp on the nightstand and turned on the light. The feeble beams barely penetrated the cavernous room, but it was bright enough for Caleb to realize that he could see his own breath as he exhaled. The sheet, blanket, and down comforter were piled in a heap on the floor at the foot of his bed. Suddenly the stillness of the night was filled with the eerie sound of whispering voices."
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Louis Koury lives in upstate New York with his wife, Carla. They have two adult children, Michael and Elaine. Lou is a retired New York State employee and musician, and he served as an associate pastor in the church. He also served as a minister in the local Rescue Mission. Lou and Carla have been involved in a number of outreach ministries in their community. He has had articles published in a local magazine and recently published a book entitled Eerie Tales of Pine Bush.