This is the first part of an excellent Nancy Drew series by the author of Heck: Where The Bad Kids Go. Read the short story, subscribe to his blog, and read his books. They are completely worth it.
Chapter One: Rites and Wrongs
Nancy Druid peeled off her rabbit skin gloves as she ran up the steps of the temple to answer the shrieks of the oracle, Vortigern.
“Hello?” Nancy said as she stood in front of the trembling old woman.
“Hiya, Nancy!” the oracle replied, her eyes rolled back into her head, deep in possession as she relayed the caller’s message. “This is, like… Helen!”
Although Helen Troy was three years older than Nancy—18, with only 9 children—the two girls were close friends.
“Are you tied up on a case?” Helen asked through the oracle’s quivering lips.
“No. What’s up? A mystery!?”
“Yes! The human sacrifice for the upcoming Samhain ceremony has disappeared!”
Nancy sat down on the sheepskin pelt before the swaying oracle.
“Gosh! The terrified, pre-teen human sacrifice gone missing before their gruesome ritualistic public execution? How horrible! Tell me more!” the fifteen-year-old detective/sorceress begged excitedly.
“Pliny the Elder…
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