The Dark Underworld – Chapter 15 (9 p.m. Come alone)

A rush of adrenaline coursed throughout my entire body as the world around me spun. I had to pace my breathing to slow down my pulse as my heart pounded hard against my chest, feeling like my chest was going to explode. No . . . No! It can’t...

I’m not writing today . . .

I’m going to get real with you all right now. Writing a novel while trying to balance kids stuck in their home environment all day, while still trying to work and do my own hobbies . . . is tough. Like, really, really tough. I made a goal to...

The Dark Underworld – Chapter 10 (Move, Caleb)

He didn’t move. He didn’t listen. In fact, he stepped closer. The feeling going through my body was like it had been in the autopsy suite. I’d always been able to control it. Always been able to turn it off if I wanted, but I couldn’t anymore....

The Dark Underworld – Chapter 7 (How can we help?)

I picture this song more like background music from the Tavern’s jukebox. Then, when they have their moment before she tries to leave, the volume cranks a bit, and the song is in the moment. His head was down and his fingers lightly tapped the table. As I approached,...

The Dark Underworld – Chapter 5 (The Vision)

I looked above me as fireflies swarmed around us. I lifted a copper cup and a few fireflies landed inside, so I cupped the top with my hand to keep them from flying away. “They’re so pretty, Papa,” I said, and my vision came back to the beat of...

The Dark Underworld – Chapter 4 (Stop)

When I turned back around, he had stepped an inch closer and placed his hand on my cheek, caressing my soft skin under the pad of his fingertips. I stiffened and backed up. “Stop.”...