Predators and Preys

In this jungle, there were hunters and preys; more often than not it was easy to recognize both sorts. But unlike other wild environments, one little moment could change the circumstances of the individuals. While it was rare for a prey to become a predator, one decision could turn the latter into a hunted. These…

From Blog to Book

She’d always been shy, awkward in her own skin. Years of bullying at school had made her even more afraid of interacting with new people, or not new for that matter. From shy, she’d gone solitary, remote. Some who didn’t know her thought she believed herself better than her peers. She didn’t but her peers…

Disappointing Victory

The neon glow enveloped the city built by and for corporations. From the penthouse he staid in, he smiled. In the end, he would win. He didn’t even have to try that hard. He merely had to spread crumbs here and there; they had done the rest. He laughed; they called him the Tempter but…

Impending Change

The excitement Lucy felt, as she gathered her findings, was palpable. If anyone watched her just then, they would have known something was about to happen. Excited though she was, Lucy calmly went through the list in her head one more time: inkwood, sage, five candles, rosemary, clay and a small knife. That had been…

Hypocrisy

The funeral went by in a waltz of shiny cars, black suits, and choreographed tears.   He stood by unnoticed but taking note of everything. If it weren’t for the circumstances he might have laughed. Not one of the attendants was truly sad.  Oh they all grieved: the money lost, the influence gone, the power scattered. But not…

Ghost Town

The Hellbox wore its name perfectly; situated right next to the town’s abandoned old newspapers offices, it usually filled with the city’s rejects by the end of the day.  Once it was a busy, buoyant place where you could expect the owner to welcome you with her heavily accented voice and most seductive smile. She would…

Road Map

He watched her, as she started to feed. He could tell she was pacing herself despite her hunger. She must know swallowing the meal too fast would make her sick. Still, it was heart wrenching to look at her. Somehow she seemed more vulnerable now than when he and Nathaniel found her. Maybe because her…

Audition

She shredded the cloth with her knife, before bending it in half, then brutally whipping it against the floor. She then proceeded to cut some cloth and wrap it about her toes carefully. Everything had to be perfect. Ava had been working towards this day for a decade and here it was. Over the years,…

Burn Out

Cass was a nightmare in white silk and pearls. Most people didn’t see it that way; they believed Sarah was jealous and ungrateful. Cass was gorgeous, she was plain. Cass succeeded at everything she did. Sarah was more of a failure, someone you didn’t really want to be associated with. Someone who got lucky to…

Fish out of Water

Jonathan was bold maybe even reckless in this. Though Nathaniel should probably think of him as Lord Caldwell now. Impossible he thought with a smile. The two of them had been friends too long. Still it didn’t matter his friend was now Duke of Lincolnshire, he should know the Set well enough. They would never…

A Life to Bargain

Dolan sat by the well, nursing his bruised ego. He cursed his parents for bestowing such a portentous name upon him. It wasn’t fair. He was smaller than most youth his age; some girls were even taller than him. They all tyrannized him, taunting him for being weak. He was supposed to be a man…

Waxed

She was looking at the exhibited mannequins; she never liked them. Some people hated clowns, mice, or snakes… Mannequins creeped her out. Their resemblance to humans, while necessary for their purpose, was uncanny. She never understood the appeal of museums like Madame Tusseault’s. If you wanted to see a singer, you could go to a…