Chapter 1.27 – Hot Poison

Caleb and Melinda made their way back to Marjorie’s house. Melinda climbed the stairs and pushed the door only to find it locked. She learned that the sensation of her heart skipping a beat was not purely a mortal one. Had something happened? Had a relative of Marjorie’s returned? What should she do – shouldContinue reading “Chapter 1.27 – Hot Poison”

Chapter 1.26 – Everything Nothing

Warning: Allusion to suicide. It had taken longer than anticipated due to her path being blocked by a fallen tree, but Melinda finally arrived at the cliff top. It was a crisp, clear night and she had a clear view of the stars. The end of the path was lit by a few lanterns; theirContinue reading “Chapter 1.26 – Everything Nothing”

Chapter 1.25 – Into A Pie

“Global superstar, Sandy Moss was found dead at her home yesterday morning. There have been no official details released of the cause of death although early reports suggest that foul play is suspected. Her husband, Travis Davies, and the family’s butler, Broof Hogwash, are currently in police custody. Sandy Moss was most well-known for herContinue reading “Chapter 1.25 – Into A Pie”

Chapter 1.24 – Less Dead

Warning: This chapter alludes to self-harm and is generally quite dark. With April not willing to show her ID for fear of being recognised, they’d had to visit a few nightclubs before they found one that would let them in. With its dingy interior and sticky floor it was definitely not the sort of establishmentContinue reading “Chapter 1.24 – Less Dead”

Chapter 1.23 – Foil In The Microwave

April missed her reflection. She was hoping that she was putting lipstick on in the right place. Faith was beside her, trying to apply eyeliner. “This is such a disaster,” April sighed. Faith looked at April’s face. “Well, you have some on your fangs but otherwise it’s fine.” April ran her tongue over her teeth.Continue reading “Chapter 1.23 – Foil In The Microwave”

Chapter 1.22 – Weird Juice

For once the weather channel was right. The rays of sun were swallowed by thick clouds and the rain had started to fall. As Lilith pulled her boots on, Melinda turned to her. “Please can I take some of those packs with me?” “Of course,” Lilith walked to the kitchen, Melinda in tow, “you canContinue reading “Chapter 1.22 – Weird Juice”

Chapter 1.21 – Can’t Compel A Cow

“Do you think she planned this whole thing?” Melinda asked. “To keep us? Why would you want to keep someone who didn’t even like you that much?” “Why do you pretend to like her?” Lilith asked. Melinda looked guilty, “For Faith’s sake.” “Faith must be a good friend.” Melinda nodded. “Sun will be up soon.Continue reading “Chapter 1.21 – Can’t Compel A Cow”

Chapter 1.20 – Five More Minutes

Ten Years Earlier “Yes!” Faith squealed, throwing her arms into the air, “I could beat you with my eyes closed!” Melinda shook her head and turned away from the arcade machine. “You cheated.” “I did not! Right, best of three.” “I’m out of tokens. My mum only gave me five simoleons this week. Said theContinue reading “Chapter 1.20 – Five More Minutes”

Chapter 1.19 – Dead In The Woods

“Come back! I’ll leave my wife!” Will called as Faith and April headed back down the path. He tried to follow them and ended up falling onto his face. Dale giggled but he wasn’t faring much better. “Wife?” Faith turned back towards Will. “You never said you had a wife!” “Beth’s gonna be so pissedContinue reading “Chapter 1.19 – Dead In The Woods”

Chapter 1.18 – Stupid Girl

Melinda had allowed Lilith to guide her back to the sofa which was just as well as her whole body felt like it might crumble to dust beneath her. “She made you do it?” Melinda scoffed. “She made you attack her, almost kill her, turn her? What would she gain from that?” “She-“ “You’re completelyContinue reading “Chapter 1.18 – Stupid Girl”