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 2.50 – Grounds For Dismissal

Caleb very rarely slept, so waking up was an unusual activity in the first instance. When he did sleep, it was for short bursts, in a dark, almost empty room. Not this colourful crowded one, full of paintings, knickknacks and plants. His bedsheets were crisp and immaculate from years of serving only as mattress decoration,Continue reading “Chapter 2.50 – Grounds For Dismissal”

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 2.45 – Neck Booze

There was no electricity in this house so once the battery died, it was over. Melinda had been calling Chuck from Lilith’s phone on and off for most of the night, redialling after every drop, hampered as she was by the poor signal. Lilith had busied herself, while she awaited Caleb’s return, by seeing toContinue reading “Chapter 2.45 – Neck Booze”

Chapter 2.43 – And Blow

Note: drug use, description of medical procedures In his pink, plastic, shell-shaped seat at the gurgling bubble machine in the technicolour basement, Caleb awaited further instruction. Wyatt – who was starting to smell a little less offensive – had decided to join him and Roxie, but Caleb had no idea who the bearded man sittingContinue reading “Chapter 2.43 – And Blow”

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 2.41 – Digging It

The loop of yarn slithered off between the tips of her two needles and disappeared into the weave. April stared in despair at the uneven, gappy strip of knitting that it had taken her four hours to make. Four hours and it still looked more like a baggy, uneven lace than a cohesive fabric. NoContinue reading “Chapter 2.41 – Digging It”

Chapter 2.39 – Fair Game

Note: Very dark topics and very bright shirts “Right on time again; you’re certainly precise!” Sage enthused as she welcomed Caleb into the store. “You look just wonderful, Thor!” Caleb wasn’t so convinced. The shirt he was wearing was easily the brightest garment he’d ever worn in his existence. He had modelled it for AprilContinue reading “Chapter 2.39 – Fair Game”

Chapter 2.38 – Suspicious Activity

The surface he was lying on was cold and rough against his face, his shoulder throbbed in pain yet the arm attached to it was devoid of all feeling, his glasses were pressed firmly into the bridge of his nose and Chuck had no idea what had put him there. “Charles. Open your eyes.” InContinue reading “Chapter 2.38 – Suspicious Activity”