Chapter 3.17 – Fires of Hell

How did this whole thing get worse each time? Wyatt had suffered this presentation multiple times over the years; every time his mum got a whiff of him having any interest in anyone or hearing through the grapevine that he’d got himself a new squeeze, out came The Chart. He could reel off, verbatim, everyContinue reading “Chapter 3.17 – Fires of Hell”

Chapter 3.16 – An Education

Disclaimers: mildly nsfw, vulgar, cringeworthy Faith had strutted home, just before sunrise. The gig had been AMAZING but Seth had been a total dick last night, calling her a nightmare. However that wasn’t what hurt the most. Nor was it that he’d embarrassed her in front of her idols. The sorest point for Faith wasContinue reading “Chapter 3.16 – An Education”

Chapter 3.15 – Goblins

The break room at the Woodland Borough Police Department’s station was every bit as uninspiring as the rest of the building and yet Jessica’s imagination was running wild. The young officer – no, deputy – was sipping her decaffeinated green tea and staring through her sandwich on a break from doing nothing. In order toContinue reading “Chapter 3.15 – Goblins”

Chapter 3.14 – Useless?

Seth shifted and felt the too-tight fabric strain across his thighs as he moved. His folding pocket knife, the only one that he could fit in the dainty, largely decorative pockets of his jeans, had wedged itself under his hip bone and no amount of subtle repositioning would fix it. No, he wasn’t comfortable, butContinue reading “Chapter 3.14 – Useless?”

Chapter 3.13 – A Little Talk

Predatory, issues of consent, depression. “Rise and shine, sleepyhead!” April called, mimicking how Broof had woken her most days. Melinda didn’t budge an inch. Goodness, if April wasn’t so sure that Melinda couldn’t die in her sleep, the complete stillness of her would be terrifying. “Come on, Mel!” April tried again, then threw her headContinue reading “Chapter 3.13 – A Little Talk”

Chapter 3.12 – Distraction

Jessica took a deep, centring breath and approached the house. She took out the shiny business card Morag had given her. It had a picture of an alien on one side and simply the address on the back. Like it was some edgy, highly secretive society she was joining and not the local oddballs. SheContinue reading “Chapter 3.12 – Distraction”

Chapter 3.11 – Moral Hole

This penthouse was amazing. The jerk who’d previously owned it had evidently lived here alone, was clearly loaded and the best part, loved his games. There was everything from old-school arcade machines to motion gaming mats and VR headsets. Faith had tried to play those, but kept being asked for passwords she didn’t know. SheContinue reading “Chapter 3.11 – Moral Hole”

Chapter 3.10 – Hanky-Panky

On the bus ride home, Jessica had tried to think of a valid excuse for not honouring her invitation to the so-called GliTS HQ, aka, Pixie’s dad’s house. She understood, and was appreciative of, the offer of company and friendship – for someone so generally cheerful and chatty, Jessica couldn’t say that she had manyContinue reading “Chapter 3.10 – Hanky-Panky”

Chapter 3.09 – The Colour of Mourning

A bit longer than normal chapters, but this isn’t your normal chapter. I shift my weight on the bed. Oh, the soft blankets, they call to me, ask me to crawl under and recharge, but I can’t, not just yet. I am fixing April’s golden tresses – cut with garden shears, apparently! – while theContinue reading “Chapter 3.09 – The Colour of Mourning”

Chapter 3.08 – Guard Down

Broof had guided Melinda down a corridor to a small, but comfortable sitting room, full of flowers and family photos, and settled her on a plush sofa. She tried to take in her surroundings while simultaneously trying to piece together what had happened to bring her to this house. She must have passed out atContinue reading “Chapter 3.08 – Guard Down”