Chapter 2.52 – Backdraught

Backdraught: a phenomenon in which a fire that has consumed all available oxygen suddenly explodes when more oxygen is made available, typically because a door or window has been opened. Warning: disturbing image, lots of skin/NSFW/ may make your brain explode Seth had hesitated when Faith had begged him to help her to forget. HeContinue reading “Chapter 2.52 – Backdraught”

Chapter 2.49 – Delicacy

Disclaimers: somewhat NSFW, generally really awful When April had offered the chance of eternal life, a thousand scenarios had fought for space in Faith’s mind. She’d dreamed of going about her day-to-day life like a regular person, making a mental list of everyone who crossed her to pay a visit to at midnight. She’d lostContinue reading “Chapter 2.49 – Delicacy”

Chapter 2.48 – A Visitor

Note: mildly NSFW text and some blood. Jessica had been staring at the wall all morning, her mind blank and still wearing that numb expression she’d been donning since the previous evening when the doctor had given her a run-down of her various test results in their clinical, factual way. She’d only heard one wordContinue reading “Chapter 2.48 – A Visitor”

Chapter 2.44 – Run Wild

Disclaimer: Violence/bloodshed/gore, psychedelic crisis (a bad trip), Saith. Definitely dipping into the ‘horror’ element here, folks. He would never admit it, but the sheer effort of holding himself together after that final lie, followed by an attempt to mist both himself and Faith, had pushed Seth to the absolute limit of his power. He knewContinue reading “Chapter 2.44 – Run Wild”

Chapter 2.42 – Daughter

So this was ‘Chuck’.  Mother would’ve hated his name. She would have insisted on calling him ‘Charles’. But he was not posh enough to be a ‘Charles’. He’d tripped over the doormat as he’d entered and then said ‘fiddlesticks’, which made me laugh. Melinda says some funny words when she’s trying not to swear, butContinue reading “Chapter 2.42 – Daughter”

Chapter 2.40 – Rainbowland

Note: drug use/influence Still no word. Wyatt thought his mother would be back by now, but he was part-relieved that she wasn’t as he wasn’t exactly following the recipe she’d left for him. Nor the checklist. It had been a long time since Wyatt had had company, besides his mother, during his store shifts. TheContinue reading “Chapter 2.40 – Rainbowland”

Chapter 2.37 – Wicked Way

Faith had been having such a great time lounging around on the deck of the yacht that Seth had stolen. She’d been sipping champagne she’d found in the cooler – imagining the taste because she’d never actually tried champagne when she was alive – and pretending that she was the wife of a millionaire, cruisingContinue reading “Chapter 2.37 – Wicked Way”

Chapter 2.36 – Fissure

Disclaimer: abusive, vulgar The walk from the cottage through the deserted country lanes of rural Windenburg had been slow and painfully silent. Seth seemed calm and content, taking in his surroundings as they strolled, but Faith couldn’t stand it. There was too much to talk about. She stopped him on the path, but it was heContinue reading “Chapter 2.36 – Fissure”

Chapter 2.35 – Killer Heels

Disclaimer: one screenshot that, in context only, is very disturbing. Caleb looked between the two girls carefully before he replied, focusing entirely on April, his voice unusually cold, “Yes, I got a job. I start tomorrow at the flower shop. Perhaps not quite as interesting as a secret agent but it’ll certainly put food onContinue reading “Chapter 2.35 – Killer Heels”

Chapter 2.34 – Puppet

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 – Puppet”