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 2.35 – 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 – The Wrong Way

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 – The Wrong Way”

Chapter 2.31 – Cold Soup

Melinda was in the kitchen preparing soup when Seth left, looking a lot happier than he had the previous morning, Melinda noticed. Almost smug. He nodded at her again as he passed, although this time he wasn’t so keenly followed by Faith, who appeared a few minutes after he’d gone. “Everything OK?” Melinda asked asContinue reading “Chapter 2.31 – Cold Soup”

Chapter 2.30 – Nightfall

NSFW, dark, abusive, awful (sorry Mona) We agreed to meet at nightfall, but despite your cool expression and surface aggression, your relief was evident when I finally got around to knocking on your door gone midnight. You didn’t ask me where I’d been which is just as well as I wouldn’t have told you. Ah,Continue reading “Chapter 2.30 – Nightfall”