Regardless of everything else going on, I still had to get ready to go to Dee’s funeral. I wandered back up to my room and sat on my bed. HP, as usual, followed a step behind me, but maybe he understood I wanted to be alone because he curled up in front of the bedroom […]
Chapter Twenty-Four: The chapter wherein our Hero comes to terms with the fact that she too is capable of being a monster. Jenny offered to get everyone something to drink, and while I hadn’t planned on beer at eleven am, it was a welcome distraction. I guess whatever else she’d done with Vic this morning […]
start from the beginning Chapter Twenty-Three: The chapter where Hero begins to understand just what she is capable of. “How’d it go with Aidan?” Kyle asked before I’d even made it to the porch. “Not bad,” I answered letting HP climb out of the car. I noticed that Kate was on her phone furiously texting […]
Need to start at the beginning? Click Here Chapter Twenty-Two: the chapter wherein Hero takes HP into the human world. I sent a quick text to Kyle telling him about my plans to hit the pet supply store before coming back to the house. He was quick enough to reply but didn’t complain or express […]
Chapter Twenty-One: The chapter wherein Hero learns more about Preternatural History. Jenny returned from where ever she’d disappeared to. I was guessing that her quitting smoking may be at an end. Thankfully she arranged places for everyone to sleep, and between her and Kyle they’d figured out someway to guard the house. HP and I […]
Chapter 18 … The chapter wherein HP reminds Hero he is not a dog. “He’s back” she hissed at us, as she locked the door behind herself. “Who?” Kyle and I asked in unison. Jenny peeked out the front window, “Officer Zombie.” Kyle and I joined her at the window. At first, all I saw […]
Vanessa sat at the window, watching the traffic. The drizzle and persistent grey skies matched her mood, not a storm, but definitely not clearing up anytime soon. Her reflection stared back at her, a pale face and dark hair fading into the street. Somewhere in the back of the house, Vanessa heard music. Faint tinny […]
Chapter 16: The Chapter wherein Hero finds a powerful ally, and meets a stranger who claims to be a friend I blinked in the darkness, feeling like an idiot for even trying to call a cerberus. What did I think was going to happen? Some three-headed dog was going walk out of hell and lick […]
March 1 Maybe I’ll even ask her he thought as he gathered his backpack and left the class. The Humanities Building loomed before him, a brick & plaster monstrosity. As the school expanded so did the building. Floors were added and new wings jutted from every side. #WIPWordSearch *** Her communicator chirped at her. She […]
Chapter 15: The chapter wherein, Hero receives the “how-to” manual she so desperately wanted but is left with many more questions, yet she still chooses to become part of the preterworld. I sat downstairs for about ten minutes. I never heard a sound from upstairs. Finally, I heard someone coming down the stairs. I saw […]
Chapter 13: The chapter wherein Hero has a temper tantrum. I found Jenny sitting on the backsteps, smoking. She’d quit years ago, but I knew that sometimes she still had an occasional cigarette – usually after having to deal with her family. “Jen,” I sat down next to her, “He’s gone.” She took another drag […]
All my flash fiction from Twitter in one place. January 1 Maggie sent her final analysis into the boss before shutting down her computer. It had been a long week of number crunching,& she knew he’d be pissed off that her conclusion wasn’t what he wanted. The data didn’t lie though. #1lineWed *** She heard […]
Chapter 12: The chapter wherein our Heroine finds a zombie at her door and a lawyer behaves in a thoroughly unprofessional manner. My alarm clock went off far too soon for my liking, but I managed to sit up and turn it off, without giving in to my desire to hurl it across the […]
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