Title: Book of the Baba Yaga
Genre: Y/A Adventure/Fantasy
Sam covered her eyes. Maybe the doll would be gone when she looked again.
"Sa-man-tha! Just because you can't see me doesn't mean I can't see you!"
“Excuse me!” Sam dropped her hands and opened her eyes. “How did you get here? Tell me right now or I’ll call Teresa!”
“You should lock your car when you go out,” Will said. “It’s elementary, really.”
Sam’s heart began to pound. Standing, she moved toward the door on shaky legs and grasped the doorknob. It wouldn’t budge.
“Let me out!” She turned toward the doll. “Open this, now!”
“No,” Will replied calmly.
“What do you want from me?”
“Well, I could tell you, but I think I know someone who could do a better job.” He walked toward Sam. She shrank against the door. Her pendant grew hot and she grasped it almost involuntarily. It came loose from her neck.
“Give it to me,” Will whispered.
“Don’t come any closer.” Sam dropped the pendant on the floor between them. Will picked it up and exhaled violently, closing his eyes. He crooned a low melody under his breath. The sphere in the center grew bright red as a tiny black circle appeared on the wall behind him. Will sang louder. The circle grew larger and larger until it was the size of a portrait.
Sam’s legs collapsed underneath her as a woman appeared in the circle. She had curly brown hair, similar to Sam’s own.