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on: December 26, 2021, 07:21:36 AM
Cast of Wonders 480: The Umbra

• Author: Johnny Caputo
• Narrator: Peter Adrian Behravesh
• Host: Katherine Inskip
• Audio Producer: Jeremy Carter
• Artist: Alexis Goble

"The Umbra" is a Cast of Wonders original.

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The Umbra glided from rooftop to rooftop, his footing sure and light. The soles of his boots made no sound as he bounded from shingle to snowy shingle because he was silence incarnate, justice in the night. The Keepers, oblivious in their cushy, heated houses below, were too busy stuffing their gluttonous faces or resting their slothful heads to be aware of his presence. But soon enough, they would know the terror the darkness brings. The Umbra would teach them the true definition of justice. He would make them feel the wrath of—

Dave stubbed his toe on a snow-covered, rooftop skylight. He took a tumble and nearly cracked his head against the gravel. Luckily, he wasn’t going nearly as fast as he would have liked to imagine, so he managed to get his arms underneath him to soften the blow. He sat there for a terrible, silent moment, feeling the full sting of his mishap in both his hands and his pride.

Tags:   Alexis Goble, Christmas, crime, families, gifts, inequality, Jeremy Carter, Johnny Caputo, Katherine Inskip, Peter Behravesh, poverty, Santa, superhero, vigilantism, winter holidays, young adult fiction