Chapter 1.42 – Take the TV

Melinda had asked to have brandy at Winterfest. Her parents had argued in that playful way they did whenever they differed in their approach to parenting. Her mum had told her dad that he was corrupting her; her dad had told her mum that Melinda needed something strong to wash away the taste of dinner.Continue reading “Chapter 1.42 – Take the TV”

Chapter 1.41 – Master of Minds

Faith had been waiting for bloody ages. She’d had to endure a good thirty minutes of the sounds of Caleb and April making out on the sofa beside her. She loved it when a plan came together, but she really hoped she wouldn’t have to listen to them coming together; she’d not had nearly enoughContinue reading “Chapter 1.41 – Master of Minds”

Chapter 1.40 – Better Days

Warning: sexual assault/abuse. Also depression, murder. Charlotte Vatore found the girl giving birth in the grounds of the house and took the baby as her own. She spared the young whore a stint in The Tower; punishment that Wilbert Wangshaft, the village leader, deemed fitting for having a child out of wedlock. Charlotte did notContinue reading “Chapter 1.40 – Better Days”

Chapter 1.39 – Behave

Caleb had screwed up. Lilith was certainly going to attempt to give him a sharp whack with the spoon of doom for allowing them all to get into this state. Especially April who was supposed to be recuperating. Faith was such a bad influence; at one point she’d been practically pouring vodka down his throatContinue reading “Chapter 1.39 – Behave”

Chapter 1.38 – Ten Thousand Lovers

April was fussing with her dress. “Do I look OK? Is it too much?” Melinda’s eyes were taking up most of her face. “You look… very um…” “Hot.” April wasn’t so sure. It had been her idea to do this; present herself like this. But the second she put the dress on all she couldContinue reading “Chapter 1.38 – Ten Thousand Lovers”

Chapter 1.37 – Selfish Desires

Faith knew what she was expecting when she pushed open the bedroom door. April would be lying upon her bed; awake perhaps, but not entirely and still stuck in that creepy new dark form that she had. She did not expect her to be stomping around the room looking very much back to normal. “WhoContinue reading “Chapter 1.37 – Selfish Desires”

Chapter 1.36 – Easy Prey

Lilith closed April’s bedroom door and tried to fight against the desire to lie on the floor; she was drained. Feeling her way along the banister, she descended the stairs. Faith and Melinda greeted her at the bottom. “Did it work?” they asked, together. “Yes, but it’ll take a day or two for her toContinue reading “Chapter 1.36 – Easy Prey”

Chapter 1.35 – My Epitaph

Note: Sad tone. Dark place. Get a cute animal nearby to pet when you’re finished reading. It’s so bright today. It really hurts, it really burns. I’ll keep my eyes closed from here in case it blinds me. The sun never used to feel like this, on those rare occasions when I was allowed outside.Continue reading “Chapter 1.35 – My Epitaph”

Chapter 1.34 – Down With That

Caleb had arrived at the billboard with the fish on it. There was definitely no sign of April. Now what? There was barely a cloud in the sky; the sun would be bright and deadly to fledgling vampires today. He walked to the verge where he assumed April had last been. The grass had beenContinue reading “Chapter 1.34 – Down With That”

Chapter 1.33 – Roadkill

“You’re not trying hard enough!” April shouted from her hiding place as Faith once again failed to flag down a passing driver. Faith bit her lip, silently fuming. April was wrong, she wasn’t trying at all. She hadn’t even stuck her thumb out for that one, let alone her leg. “I think it’s a lostContinue reading “Chapter 1.33 – Roadkill”