Chapter 2.47 – Least Rubbish Option

Beth had poured Ralf another glass of her gin and lemon concoction and handed it over. “I used to make these all the time in my former life of barmaid,” she laughed. “Not for the patrons; they only wanted beer. Cheers!” She tapped her glass against his and sat back in her chair, still talkingContinue reading “Chapter 2.47 – Least Rubbish Option”

Chapter 2.46 – Saccharine

“Do you still take your tea with fourteen spoons of sugar, Broof?” Sage sang towards him as the pot finished brewing with a precise ping! “No, I’m down to six now. Thank you,” Broof said, lifting the mug he was offered, before Sage could place it on the coaster-less countertop, and taking a small sip.Continue reading “Chapter 2.46 – Saccharine”

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 2.29 – 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 2.26 – 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”

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”