10% done with The Painted Bird

She had been an evil spirit and she led him to the decayed crucifix with the bird on it and then across the field along the lingering smoke of her hut to the village where he is attacked.

Ghosts always look mournfully eastward. He surrounded by phantoms and is himself possessed by an evil spirit.

Vampires are people drowned before being baptized

“Like an abandoned head of cabbage I became part of the field”