Chapter 3.06 – This Secret

Caleb had learned that searches were not limited. But that was all he’d learned. He rubbed his aching temples and closed his eyes, resting for a moment from the flickering images before him. How did humans look at these things all day? Frustration was starting to get the better of him. He had not beenContinue reading “Chapter 3.06 – This Secret”

Chapter 3.05 – Brick By Brick

The short walk to the cottage was a game of snide to-and-fro; backhanded compliments batted between the two, as Lilith wholly expected. She and Sage had always had the kind of relationship that teetered on the cusp between friendship and hostility, easily tipped from one to the other throughout the centuries. The subject of theContinue reading “Chapter 3.05 – Brick By Brick”

Chapter 3.04 – Plastic Genie

Note: includes discussion of suicide and mental illness Lilith was not sure at what point of the night she’d slipped completely into ‘don’t give a damn’ mode. She suspected it was somewhere between using a crystal ball to bowl over some sacred ritual candles and painting ‘Sage smells’ on the florist’s workbench, but she wellContinue reading “Chapter 3.04 – Plastic Genie”

Chapter 3.03 – Guillotine

Note: blood When it became apparent that April was as settled as she could be, Melinda sneaked out of Caleb’s bedroom and into the tiny bedroom next door. She dug through the craft basket, looking for the brightest yarn she could find and idly began to knit, to no pattern in particular. The monotonous actionContinue reading “Chapter 3.03 – Guillotine”

Chapter 3.02 – Peripheral Vision

Lilith wandered the sitting room gazing at the weathered photographs and sketches and thumbing through Sage’s collection of big band records until she heard the singing stop in the adjacent room and the water stop running. She listened to the pad of feet as they faded across the hallway. Then, Lilith waited a further tenContinue reading “Chapter 3.02 – Peripheral Vision”

Chapter 3.01 – Wild Goose Chase

“So, Kitty turned you, and then what happened?” Faith asked, alarmed by Seth’s agitation and his glowing green eyes that had slowly revealed over the course of his story. “She kept me in the basement, for the most part,” he answered, his voice frantic. “They kept me down there for decades.” “Why?” Faith asked, tryingContinue reading “Chapter 3.01 – Wild Goose Chase”

Chapter 2.54 – Part Two: The Demonic Bitch

Welcome to the end of book two. If you survive this, I swear – it gets better. Warning: Non-consent, suicidal sim, violence, child abuse, blood, ritual humiliation. A little while after sunset, I sat under the tree on the hill where we’d first met, and gazed up at the colour-changing clouds as the light beganContinue reading “Chapter 2.54 – Part Two: The Demonic Bitch”

Chapter 2.53 – Part One: The Devil Himself

Note: NSFW-ish, briefly. At the sound of her father’s voice across the courtyard, we both jumped like we’d been burned, but as I made to pull back, Angeline clamped her thighs tighter around me, locked her ankles behind my back. Her fingers tangled in my hair, she held me firmly in place. “I didn’t sayContinue reading “Chapter 2.53 – Part One: The Devil Himself”

Chapter 2.52 – Backdraught

Backdraught: a phenomenon in which a fire that has consumed all available oxygen suddenly explodes when more oxygen is made available, typically because a door or window has been opened. Warning: disturbing image, lots of skin/NSFW/ may make your brain explode Seth had hesitated when Faith had begged him to help her to forget. HeContinue reading “Chapter 2.52 – Backdraught”