Part 35: Awakening

Stinson didn’t feel his body hit the wall, or slump to the ground; he merely understood it. He didn’t expect his death to be so sudden. For everything to be so clear and inevitable. If only he hadn’t lost his nerve. That one flicker of resolve, and Marcus had shifted the tides. Stinson weakly smiled […]

Part 33: Direct Hit

The whispering intensified as he stepped out of the elevator. Oliver knew it was just his shackled hunger wrenching at it’s restraints. If he could sweat, he would be. He straightened his tie and did his best impression of a nonchalant walk across the lobby. What is happening? I’m not perfect, I’ve had human blood before […]

Part 31: Repercussions of Blood

The Digenesis Pharmaceuticals building was a massive, concrete paneled monolith. The windows were all a tinted glass that were perfect mirrors of the cloudy sky. It’s four sides had tall, thin ribs running up between windows. At the bottom they curved out and became columns that people can walk in between. The building looks as […]

Part 29: Fathers and Authors

Derek watched Oliver step out. For a moment he worried that Oliver wouldn’t move far enough away for him to slip out, but at the last moment he managed to squeeze past. “You made it. I’m glad.” Oliver seemed to unnaturally jump backwards away from the voice. Even Derek had to look around for a […]

Part 27: Mutually Assured Distraction

Ghol’Toruk climbed the old, metal stairs. Each step threatened to buckle under his weight, but this familiar climb merely liked to call out its creaking protests. Ghol appreciated the feeling of isolation he felt while tucked away in the deep recesses of this parking garage. It was abandoned and unused; a urban renewal project that […]

Part 25: Whiskey

Oliver stood in the elevator as it ascended. His mouth was suddenly dry. He again and again checked that all of his weapons were ready. The steady thrum of the elevator was his only companion. The elevator slowed and then finally stopped. The doors unceremoniously opened. Before him a wall of windows. The room was […]

Part 23: Acceptance

Grace reached into the shower and turned the water on.  She held her hand in the spray, testing temperature. “Well, get talking.” Grace said.  Her frustration was still bubbling at the surface, but she figured she’d wait to understand Alice’s part of the story before chewing her out. She unbuttoned her pants, threw off her […]