You Summoned Me
by Karen Black
Mark stared at the Ouija board.
Erin said, “Put your fingers on the planchette. Invite the spirits.”
Mark whispered, “Spirits, join us.”
The planchette began to move.
“Did you do that?” Mark asked.
“No,” Erin stammered. Candles flickered, and the table vibrated, as a spirit materialized. It was half woman, half lioness.
What have we done?  Mark thought.
Eyes bright, growling softly, the creature pounced. Front feet on Mark’s shoulders, she snarled, then sank her teeth into Mark’s throat and dissolved, as a translucent black panther sprang from his chest.
“You summoned me,” were the last words Erin heard.
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