Chapter 1.51 – Absolute Chaos

It had been a most satisfying night. As Seth lay back under the stars, satiated with what turned out to be a surprisingly succulent sanguinary experience with William Wangshaft, he admired again his new trophies; a kidney, as promised, for his feisty fledgling and a most unexpected memory. Will’s reel had mainly comprised of beer,Continue reading “Chapter 1.51 – Absolute Chaos”

Chapter 1.48 – Self-Destruct

Violence, suicidal thoughts, Will (collective groan) Joe looked up, expecting Caleb to take his usual chair by the fire, surprised when he took a seat at the bar. “Bad day?” “Just give me the bottle, Joe.” Joe clicked his tongue. “That would be irresponsible of me,” he said, pouring one glass. Caleb threw back hisContinue reading “Chapter 1.48 – Self-Destruct”

Chapter 1.42 – Take the TV

Melinda had asked to have brandy at Winterfest. Her parents had argued in that playful way they did whenever they differed in their approach to parenting. Her mum had told her dad that he was corrupting her; her dad had told her mum that Melinda needed something strong to wash away the taste of dinner.Continue reading “Chapter 1.42 – Take the TV”

Chapter 1.39 – Behave

Caleb had screwed up. Lilith was certainly going to attempt to give him a sharp whack with the spoon of doom for allowing them all to get into this state. Especially April who was supposed to be recuperating. Faith was such a bad influence; at one point she’d been practically pouring vodka down his throatContinue reading “Chapter 1.39 – Behave”

Chapter 1.38 – Ten Thousand Lovers

April was fussing with her dress. “Do I look OK? Is it too much?” Melinda’s eyes were taking up most of her face. “You look… very um…” “Hot.” April wasn’t so sure. It had been her idea to do this; present herself like this. But the second she put the dress on all she couldContinue reading “Chapter 1.38 – Ten Thousand Lovers”

Chapter 1.33 – Roadkill

“You’re not trying hard enough!” April shouted from her hiding place as Faith once again failed to flag down a passing driver. Faith bit her lip, silently fuming. April was wrong, she wasn’t trying at all. She hadn’t even stuck her thumb out for that one, let alone her leg. “I think it’s a lostContinue reading “Chapter 1.33 – Roadkill”

Chapter 1.32 – Reckless Ways

Melinda wasn’t feeling quite as spirited as Caleb clearly was, as he bounded along like some sort of undead, overgrown puppy. “Lilith will be pleased to see you. We can play some chess!” he enthused. “I’ll be terrible at it,” Melinda said, wondering what on earth she’d said or done to perk him up soContinue reading “Chapter 1.32 – Reckless Ways”

Chapter 1.26 – Everything Nothing

Warning: Allusion to suicide. It had taken longer than anticipated due to her path being blocked by a fallen tree, but Melinda finally arrived at the cliff top. It was a crisp, clear night and she had a clear view of the stars. The end of the path was lit by a few lanterns; theirContinue reading “Chapter 1.26 – Everything Nothing”

Chapter 1.19 – Dead in the Woods

“Come back! I’ll leave my wife!” Will called as Faith and April headed back down the path. He tried to follow them and ended up falling onto his face. Dale giggled but he wasn’t faring much better. “Wife?” Faith turned back towards Will. “You never said you had a wife!” “Beth’s gonna be so pissedContinue reading “Chapter 1.19 – Dead in the Woods”

Chapter 1.16 – Vampiric Allure

Melinda awoke to the sound of something soft and heavy being dragged down the stairs and across the room. She stirred and blinked at sun. Oh, she felt rough. It took her a while to focus on the image before her. Faith and April had just about managed to drag Will to a seat atContinue reading “Chapter 1.16 – Vampiric Allure”