Chapter 2.34 – The Wrong Way

After taking yet another tiny, barely thirst-quenching drink from Danny, Melinda had tucked the poor boy up into the basement bed and retreated to the living room with April. Caleb had yet to return from his job interviews and Faith had been upstairs all day, obsessing over her outfit for her date with Seth theContinue reading “Chapter 2.34 – The Wrong Way”

Chapter 2.33 – Maybe Never

Lilith found a certain joy in conducting job interviews. She’d had three bright-eyed hopefuls in the hot seat so far today, being grilled all round until they were blabbering incoherently and weeping. Some might call her interrogation methods harsh, but she needed a specific kind of person to be entrusted with her personal paperwork. SomeoneContinue reading “Chapter 2.33 – Maybe Never”

Chapter 2.32 – Undead Dipstick

Broof loved Sage’s apartment. It was fresh, bright and clean – almost as clean as his own house. He had seen Sage interviewing a young lady in the shop; she had waved him a greeting but looked flustered, so he hadn’t disturbed her as he made his way down to the cellar. He could hearContinue reading “Chapter 2.32 – Undead Dipstick”

Chapter 2.31 – Cold Soup

Melinda was in the kitchen preparing soup when Seth left, looking a lot happier than he had the previous morning, Melinda noticed. Almost smug. He nodded at her again as he passed, although this time he wasn’t so keenly followed by Faith, who appeared a few minutes after he’d gone. “Everything OK?” Melinda asked asContinue reading “Chapter 2.31 – Cold Soup”

Chapter 2.30 – Nightfall

NSFW, dark, abusive, awful (sorry Mona) We agreed to meet at nightfall, but despite your cool expression and surface aggression, your relief was evident when I finally got around to knocking on your door gone midnight. You didn’t ask me where I’d been which is just as well as I wouldn’t have told you. Ah,Continue reading “Chapter 2.30 – Nightfall”

Chapter 2.29 – Nothing Illegal

“Well?” Faith asked as April hopped off the stairs and rounded the corner to the kitchen. “Did it work?” April rocked on her heels and nodded, smiling. “Yes, I managed to smudge some of the gloopy stuff from my wrist on the stick. It’s so much more gross-looking than it was when you guys hadContinue reading “Chapter 2.29 – Nothing Illegal”

Chapter 2.28 – Reason To Fail

Despite her last memory being of the inside of a taxi, the second Lilith awoke, she knew exactly where she was. Band posters and portrait sketches on the wall, the light scent of candied violets on the pillow and almost everything she could see was orange. This was Melinda’s room which meant that she wasContinue reading “Chapter 2.28 – Reason To Fail”

Chapter 2.27 – Batshit Crazy

The hotel manager of the Glimmerbrook Grand had confirmed that the mystery man in their sketch was the man she remembered attacking her. Ralf had requested the CCTV and Jessica had been keen to get him back in the patrol car and on their way to Joe’s. But, Ralf insisted that they needed to swingContinue reading “Chapter 2.27 – Batshit Crazy”

Chapter 2.26 – Crash Helmets

Note: drug references, vulgar, contains painful levels of cringe Whatever had gone down with Seth certainly seemed to put Faith back in a better frame of mind; she and Melinda had had a heart-to-heart and been enjoying a game of cards when the door flung open and April rushed in, running straight upstairs. Caleb skulkedContinue reading “Chapter 2.26 – Crash Helmets”

Chapter 2.25 – The Silent Man

Broof Hogwash cradled his head on his arms and tried to calm his heart, keep his anger in check. Anyone who really knew anything about the former butler of the late Sandy Moss would not describe him as a tempestuous or aggressive man, but the memories of a hundred cameras and flashbulbs, the snide wordsContinue reading “Chapter 2.25 – The Silent Man”