Chapter 2.24 – Ego Blow

“Lorna Broad-Castor here, still somehow awake and continuing your 24/7 coverage of the Sandy Moss Murder story. Eagle-eyed viewers among you may notice that a clock has been added to the screen, enabling those of you who are fully immersed in this story to now remember what day it is and allowing me to slowlyContinue reading “Chapter 2.24 – Ego Blow”

Chapter 2.23 – Undoing

Lilith’s eyes were looking in slightly different directions as she propped herself up on the back of the sofa; her words a jumbled mess of slurred syllables. “And then Caleb walks into the cottage, right, stinking of smoke and tells me that he can’t go back to that barber’s again. Oh, and that we needContinue reading “Chapter 2.23 – Undoing”

Chapter 2.22 – To the Bone

Note: It’s pretty evident to most readers by now, but Lilith has a drink problem. Fiddlesticks. On his way to work at the observatory, Chuck had managed to reach the winding, dark country lanes of Windenburg before the car ground to a shuddering halt. This probably had something to do with the gravy boat lightContinue reading “Chapter 2.22 – To the Bone”

Chapter 2.21 – Common Ground

Lilith looked around the pub, checking every wall before she entered. The plush, beer-soaked carpets, dated panelled walls and general dinginess of this place were outweighed by the two things it had in its favour. Or rather, didn’t have. No CCTV and not a single foil-headed freak to be seen. Not a single other patron,Continue reading “Chapter 2.21 – Common Ground”

Chapter 2.20 – Oh No!

“Great! Still standing!” Caleb cheered, setting down his passengers. April landed gracefully and smoothed her clothing down elegantly, watching with disdain as Faith brazenly tugged her skirt into place, flashing her bottom as she did so, probably deliberately. April winced as she watched her friend jiggling her ample bosom back into her bra as ifContinue reading “Chapter 2.20 – Oh No!”

Chapter 2.19 – Dirt

As they walked past manicured lawns and sparkling fountains, Ralf tried not to grin. Jessica gazed at the building and asked him again, “Are you winding me up, Boss?” When Ralf had mentioned that he was paying a visit to the Wangshafts for his monthly catch-up, Jessica had begged to be allowed to come with.Continue reading “Chapter 2.19 – Dirt”

Chapter 2.18 – Nobody Died

It was a mere hour before sunrise and there was still no sign of them. Seth wouldn’t say he was worried, particularly. All right, the three girls had low sun resistance, but his trespass into her head had confirmed that the squeaky stray was more than capable of finding shelter for them, of looking afterContinue reading “Chapter 2.18 – Nobody Died”

Chapter 2.17 – Burn It All

Lilith had regained her composure by the time she’d reached home and the desire to smash the world to pieces was back at a manageable level. She reminded herself that Caleb was not her problem now and if the police came knocking she would do what she did best. Lie and deny. She was givenContinue reading “Chapter 2.17 – Burn It All”

Chapter 2.16 – Paranormal Pants

Lilith was never really one for singing, but as she climbed out of the taxi and headed towards Joe’s Bar, she unleashed a few verses of a song that had been chained in her head all day. She was singing in her mind, of course; she was the first to admit that, even after threeContinue reading “Chapter 2.16 – Paranormal Pants”

Chapter 2.15 – Bad Influence

Faith closed the motel door behind her and tried to form some words. She had known from the second that Seth appeared that everything was going to go completely to shit. It was written on the wall that Melinda would hate him and from Caleb and Lilith’s reactions, it would stand to reason that theyContinue reading “Chapter 2.15 – Bad Influence”