Part 17: Spouts and Shouts

Oliver made a dash for the bar.  The monster lunged for him, and with a swing of one of its arms it neatly bisects the door diagonally.  Oliver landed hard on his side and scrabbled up the narrow bar and reached deep underneath.  His fingers prodded the object he was looking for, and he pulled […]

Part 15: Stack the Deck

Stinson stared down at Grace.  It seemed his illusion was convincing enough.  Might not have passed if Derick and Walter were still up, but Grace was new to this side of the city. He kept staring as she looked up at him, blinking against the bright light. She was trying to figure it all out. […]

Part 13: Stand

They had finally found her.  All this time they thought she was lost, and then Marcus sent a messenger.  He told them that the fighting needed to end.  And he knew just the offer to make.  They knew where the girl was, and graciously told them.  As long as it could bring an end to […]

Part 11: Plummet

Alice snatched the sheet and scoured it.  Her mouth slightly agape.  Her eyes wide.  Her hands trembling. She recognized all of the normal genome data she used to have to evaluate and catalog.  She remembered the patterns to look for.  The tiny differences in the DNA that denoted human or otherwise. Grace wasn’t a human. […]

Part 9: Rat Bastard

The golden hair main glanced down at himself reflexively and dismissed Graces comment. “You need to come with me, we need to leave before more men show up.” Derick, who seemed to know this strange pants thief, chimed in: “Do we even know where I should be looking?  Where would they have taken her?” “Where […]

Part 7: Abduction

Anger gave way to dread, and then promptly to panic as Alice searched the strange mans face. “What does he want?” she demanded calmly.  She went to slip her phone in her pocket, deftly hitting a sequence into the volume buttons on the side.  As she clicked the final sequence in, a hand lashed out […]

Part 5: Coffee

Shit. It suddenly all made sense.  This is what math class was for.  Grace needed to find the center point of a circle in which Alice stood and continually face at a clockwise approaching tangent.  That way, the bruised eye was always facing away from Alice, and there could be a chance that Alice wouldn’t […]