Chapter 3.28 – Hard-Earned Hat

The forest of Forgotten Hollow, miles from the nearest town and therefore largely unaffected by light pollution, was the darkest place Jessica had ever been. Other than that time she’d hidden in a crate for half a day to infiltrate that mink farm, that is. This situation definitely trumped that one; she could move herContinue reading “Chapter 3.28 – Hard-Earned Hat”

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 3.20 – Deadbeat Dad

Wyatt had arrived back home after his fruitless training session with Broof, to have April latch to him like a limpet. She was bubbling with excitement to work on the potion again, to learn about all the different ingredients, to theorise about what might work in the cure potion and to ask him a hundredContinue reading “Chapter 3.20 – Deadbeat Dad”

Chapter 3.19 – Happiest Man Alive

Note: teeny bit of blood. Broof had been waiting at the hidden area for thirty minutes, the secret meeting place where witches had been convening for centuries, mulling over life and how things had changed. A couple of months ago, he was butler to the most famous woman on the planet, living in luxurious quartersContinue reading “Chapter 3.19 – Happiest Man Alive”

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 3.14 – Useless?

Seth shifted and felt the too-tight fabric strain across his thighs as he moved. His folding pocket knife, the only one that he could fit in the dainty, largely decorative pockets of his jeans, had wedged itself under his hip bone and no amount of subtle repositioning would fix it. No, he wasn’t comfortable, butContinue reading “Chapter 3.14 – Useless?”

Chapter 3.10 – Hanky-Panky

On the bus ride home, Jessica had tried to think of a valid excuse for not honouring her invitation to the so-called GliTS HQ, aka, Pixie’s dad’s house. She understood, and was appreciative of, the offer of company and friendship – for someone so generally cheerful and chatty, Jessica couldn’t say that she had manyContinue reading “Chapter 3.10 – Hanky-Panky”