Chapter 3.21 – Please

It had been a fun – but long – morning in her new job as pot decorator at Harper Flowers and Melinda was taking her well-earned break. Her vampiric superspeed enabled her to paint even faster than she previously could and she had completed six pots, much to Sage’s delight. She had chosen to paintContinue reading “Chapter 3.21 – Please”

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 3.13 – 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 3.10 – 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 3.07 – Something Stinks

Warning: Melinda’s retinas might not be the only ones burning! So bright! Oooookay. Well, that was the weirdest thing Melinda had ever had happen to her and there had sure been a lot of weird things happening to her lately. She had fought hard to get a barely-conscious April down the stairs and to theContinue reading “Chapter 3.07 – Something Stinks”

Chapter 3.06 – This Secret

Caleb had learned that searches were not limited. But that was all he’d learned. He rubbed his aching temples and closed his eyes, resting for a moment from the flickering images before him. How did humans look at these things all day? Frustration was starting to get the better of him. He had not beenContinue reading “Chapter 3.06 – This Secret”

Chapter 3.04 – Plastic Genie

Note: includes discussion of suicide and mental illness Lilith was not sure at what point of the night she’d slipped completely into ‘don’t give a damn’ mode. She suspected it was somewhere between using a crystal ball to bowl over some sacred ritual candles and painting ‘Sage smells’ on the florist’s workbench, but she wellContinue reading “Chapter 3.04 – Plastic Genie”