Chapter 2.45 – Neck Booze

There was no electricity in this house so once the battery died, it was over. Melinda had been calling Chuck from Lilith’s phone on and off for most of the night, redialling after every drop, hampered as she was by the poor signal. Lilith had busied herself, while she awaited Caleb’s return, by seeing toContinue reading “Chapter 2.45 – Neck Booze”

Chapter 2.44 – Run Wild

Disclaimer: Violence/bloodshed/gore, psychedelic crisis (a bad trip), Saith. Definitely dipping into the ‘horror’ element here, folks. He would never admit it, but the sheer effort of holding himself together after that final lie, followed by an attempt to mist both himself and Faith, had pushed Seth to the absolute limit of his power. He knewContinue reading “Chapter 2.44 – Run Wild”

Chapter 2.43 – And Blow

Note: drug use, description of medical procedures In his pink, plastic, shell-shaped seat at the gurgling bubble machine in the technicolour basement, Caleb awaited further instruction. Wyatt – who was starting to smell a little less offensive – had decided to join him and Roxie, but Caleb had no idea who the bearded man sittingContinue reading “Chapter 2.43 – And Blow”

Chapter 2.42 – Daughter

So this was ‘Chuck’.  Mother would’ve hated his name. She would have insisted on calling him ‘Charles’. But he was not posh enough to be a ‘Charles’. He’d tripped over the doormat as he’d entered and then said ‘fiddlesticks’, which made me laugh. Melinda says some funny words when she’s trying not to swear, butContinue reading “Chapter 2.42 – Daughter”

Chapter 2.40 – Rainbowland

Note: drug use/influence Still no word. Wyatt thought his mother would be back by now, but he was part-relieved that she wasn’t as he wasn’t exactly following the recipe she’d left for him. Nor the checklist. It had been a long time since Wyatt had had company, besides his mother, during his store shifts. TheContinue reading “Chapter 2.40 – Rainbowland”

Chapter 2.39 – Fair Game

Note: Very dark topics and very bright shirts “Right on time again; you’re certainly precise!” Sage enthused as she welcomed Caleb into the store. “You look just wonderful, Thor!” Caleb wasn’t so convinced. The shirt he was wearing was easily the brightest garment he’d ever worn in his existence. He had modelled it for AprilContinue reading “Chapter 2.39 – Fair Game”

Chapter 2.38 – Suspicious Activity

The surface he was lying on was cold and rough against his face, his shoulder throbbed in pain yet the arm attached to it was devoid of all feeling, his glasses were pressed firmly into the bridge of his nose and Chuck had no idea what had put him there. “Charles. Open your eyes.” InContinue reading “Chapter 2.38 – Suspicious Activity”

Chapter 2.37 – Wicked Way

Faith had been having such a great time lounging around on the deck of the yacht that Seth had stolen. She’d been sipping champagne she’d found in the cooler – imagining the taste because she’d never actually tried champagne when she was alive – and pretending that she was the wife of a millionaire, cruisingContinue reading “Chapter 2.37 – Wicked Way”

Chapter 2.36 – Fissure

Disclaimer: abusive, vulgar The walk from the cottage through the deserted country lanes of rural Windenburg had been slow and painfully silent. Seth seemed calm and content, taking in his surroundings as they strolled, but Faith couldn’t stand it. There was too much to talk about. She stopped him on the path, but it was heContinue reading “Chapter 2.36 – Fissure”