Chapter 3.27 – Filthy

Note: somewhat NSFW Wednesday had passed without much fanfare and it was time for Caleb’s first lesson in, as Melinda called it, ‘How Not to be a Butthead’. He was trying to focus but it had been a long, long time since he’d been at school and he was remembering how bad he had beenContinue reading “Chapter 3.27 – Filthy”

Chapter 3.24 – Grandma Was A Nutter

Hanging out in Wyatt’s room used to be akin to visiting a landfill on a hot, summer’s day. But now, with the crisp, fresh sheets, vacuumed flooring and lingering scent of chlorine, Broof could tolerate being in here for the same amount of time he could tolerate being around Wyatt. Time that, due to circumstance,Continue reading “Chapter 3.24 – Grandma Was A Nutter”

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 3.11 – Moral Hole

This penthouse was amazing. The jerk who’d previously owned it had evidently lived here alone, was clearly loaded and the best part, loved his games. There was everything from old-school arcade machines to motion gaming mats and VR headsets. Faith had tried to play those, but kept being asked for passwords she didn’t know. SheContinue reading “Chapter 3.11 – Moral Hole”

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 3.08 – Guard Down

Broof had guided Melinda down a corridor to a small, but comfortable sitting room, full of flowers and family photos, and settled her on a plush sofa. She tried to take in her surroundings while simultaneously trying to piece together what had happened to bring her to this house. She must have passed out atContinue reading “Chapter 3.08 – Guard Down”