Alive - Chapter XVIIII walked in and placed my hand on the doorpost as I slowed down to examine the new surroundings. I stared up to a staircase that occupied almost the entire hall. My foot was placed on the first step and I proceeded upward. The walls were cracked and created the illusion of collapse, the floor was grey with dust and sand, the windows were broken and crushed. Spider webs illuminated the large manor’s possible abandonment.Alive - Chapter XVIII10 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
My hand followed the handrail and I struggled towards the second floor, following the sweet smell of a delicate flower. I was distracted by the scent and forgot to check the positions of my feet, almost wailing and falling through a crack in the stairs. I caught my grip in the nick of time and sighed in relief.
Like possessed, I continued the way up and disappeared behind a corner as I entered a long corridor. The red paint on the walls was barely visible under the rags and dirt. The carpet running over the length of the floor was covered in sand and mud, puddles
Tattlers, Pt. 6 of 6. Vicki walked a few meters down the road, gave Jack a sly smile, and to his surprise, rolled in the warm dirt like a cat until her sexy black and red leather dress was considerably soiled. Then, she slowly stood up while messing her hair and said, "Well? How do I look?"Tattlers, Pt. 6 of 6.17 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
He laughed, nodded his head, and replied, "Like you had a close call out on the road from some accident. One more thing must be done though."
"What, you animal? Hey!"
Jack dropped her glasses on the ground and stepped on them. As he handed them to her, he said, "It has to look . . . very convincing. Besides, you look better without such things."
"I suppose, but that's more than what can be said of Mr. Beck now. Isn't it?"
"Yes. The dead get the blame for everything. I
Chapter 1 - Not a Good Day[Arthur]Chapter 1 - Not a Good Day1 day ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
It was raining, I didn't have an umbrella, and I could feel Lieutenant Irving peering over my shoulder.
"Well," I said quietly, "I wouldn't mind giving this particular case to someone else. Seriously." I gently lifted a charred and bloodstained arm gently with a latex-gloved hand. "Eugh. I guess that's what KFC looks like to chickens."
Irving chuffed out a breath and raised an eyebrow impatiently.
I sighed. "Okay," I muttered after a moment, "the burns aren't that extensive since the rain doused the flames somewhat. Coat is a mess," I noted, pinching a bit of charred fabric between my fingers. "Shirt's a bit less horrible, but the trousers are pretty much fine."
Lieutenant peered curiously over my shoulder.
"So," I said, "the coat ignited, but nothing else did. Didn't even burn his pants. My best guess is fire on the upper body." I moved back to his blackened face. "The fire wouldn't have killed him, though. It didn't cause enough bodily damage." I lifted the head and gingerly
Business Matters - a short DID story (part 1)It was finally time to put the plan into action. All of the smaller stores and businesses had been warned as well as the police... and Nina Lindvers was already on her way to pay a visit to Thomas Jensen. She wasn't alone though. Sandra Gaillard insisted on coming along, in order to keep an eye on things.Business Matters - a short DID story (part 1)40 minutes ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“And where exactly is this Jensen-guy right now?”, Sandra asked from the passenger's seat, as she tucked her knives away in her holster underneath her jacket.
The inside of Vito's family van was dark and only lit by the dashboard, making even Sandra's purple eyes and long, silvery-gray hair look normal for a change.
Nina sat at the wheel of the bulky vehicle and guided it through the streets. It wasn't particularly fast or stylish, but at least subtle and reliable. “I know the streets inside out around hhere”, she said. “I wouldn't call it a scenic part of the city though... unless you're into watching the smoke stacks from the factories from your balcony
Forever and Always - Chapter 1Forever and AlwaysForever and Always - Chapter 14 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I sigh heavily as I get up from my seat and away from my book to tend for my ailing father... once again. He had been sick for so long I could hardly remember what he was like when he was healthy. Even more confusing, though, is why I have never caught his disease. It's the most contagious disease in our country, and it's always been a mystery as to why I have not yet caught it. Actually, my entire past history with diseases is always any person's mystery, and always will be, apparently. Second grade. Everyone at school had the flu. Everyone passed it on to everyone and anyone they came into contact with - it was highly contagious at the time... and yet I never caught it. Eighth grade. Everyone got chicken pox, my best friend at the time included. I, being me, ignored the fact that she was sick and stayed with her and encouraged her throughout the entire time period that this specific sickness reigned in her life. And yet, I never myself received chicken po
Alive - Chapter XIXAs the terror repeated in my mind, I stirred and reached my arm away from its uncomfortable posture trying to support my head, coming loose from my leaning pose. My side hurt as I readjusted position and I groaned to an upcoming headache. Out of nowhere, I shot up like a spring and screamed unintentionally. “Elza, stay here!”Alive - Chapter XIX10 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I noticed the pause in my movements and blinked to the strengthening sight of a train compartment with strong light penetrating the small room through the large window. I softened my muscles and sank back into the seat, grasping my head in slight pain.
I felt the changed atmosphere that had shifted into tightness and due to the silence, I recognized the thought of being stared at. My head shifted and I looked at the vague figures sitting across the walkway. Eyes peered down at me, intimidating and dangerously aware.
“My head,” I moaned, standing to stretch my weary body. In the corner of my eye, I saw a recognizable expression written on so
Dangerous Attraction ch. 1One:Dangerous Attraction ch. 120 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
When she first moved to this town, she kept finding reasons to be afraid of it. The first thing she saw was a poster of a missing girl who turned out to be in her grade. She moved to Oyster Point on August 28th, 2014. The girl went missing on August 1st. She was on the school volleyball team that she joined. She had gotten to know some of her fellow teammates that were in her grade. The school year began and the more she got to know people; the more her fear turned into a morbid curiosity.
Fiore Fitzgerald was known for being a coward…she’d even jump at her own shadow. So why was she suddenly wanting to solve a mystery about a girl she didn’t even know? Was it because there was a deep seeded sorrow in her new friends over the disappearance of Jayda Silversen? It was September 26th, 2014 now. Jayda had almost been missing for two months. Somehow Fiore had a feeling she wasn’t as far away from the town of Oyster Point as everyone thought.
Especially when she