Teague had one option he was nearly certain would resolve the obvious inconsistencies. Before tech had rendered the practice obsolete, BPA agents had kept handwritten field journals. Teague would get them from the crypts and reconstruct the records.
Within an hour of beginning the herculean task, he stopped. He’d stumbled upon something too glaring...too…odious to be a simple omission. It was in the journal of Buckwald "Bucky" Beaverton, the very first Territorial Agent assigned to the Lost Valley Vamps.
Beaverton had performed a comprehensive census of the reservation vamps, indicating a total of 437 subjects. The lists were organized by clan for the Long Fang, Night Wing and Silver Skull clans. Silver Skull clan? No...wait…there were only two clans in Lost Valley, not...Ohmigod!
This snippet was selected for the weekly Science Fiction Fantasy Saturday Snippet and is from a work in progress, Josiah Teague: Territorial Agent (a paranormal Western) Previous snippets in this series may be viewed here.