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Ollie & Nola

Chapter One

Prologue: “I know! Lets play hide and seek Ollie! Please!” Five year old Nola begged her best friend Ollie. “Okay but you have to count first!” he ran off and she covered her eyes to count. They had played a couple rounds when she heard it, the scream that would haunt her nightmares for the rest of her life. “Ollie?! she uncovered her eyes though she hadn’t quite reached ten. “Mom!” he screamed for his mom despite the fact they both knew she was shooting up in the house, forever oblivious to her son. His dad had left when Ollie was only three and with him went the only parent who ever paid any attention to him. His dad had been an addict aswell but when he wasn’t shooting up he actually cared. The same couldn’t be said for his mom. “mommy! help me!” were the final words Nola heard from her best friend before the man pulled him into his car and sped off “Ollie!” Nola ran after the car, desperate and terrified, wanting Ollie back and safe. read more

Eleos & Jonah 3

Chapter One

Jonah stood there with the phone to his ear, frozen, eyes wide a cold sweat dotting his skin. “Jonah?” Eleos’s voice barely registered and he felt the phone taken from him. “Who is this?” Eleos asked as he helped Jonah take a seat on the couch. He looked about ready to collapse. read more

Aegaeon & Matalia

Chapter One

“Don’t you call me stubborn you idiot wolf, you’re the one with the brain of stone.” Matalia said angrily as she walked downstairs with her bag slung over her shoulder.

“I already told you I don’t want to travel, so why do you keep asking?”

“The last time I asked you was two months ago, two months is long enough for you to change your mind. Forget I asked.” read more

Gregory & Kifa

Gregory had this inexorable urge just to walk when he woke up that Sunday morning. He stretched and put two toaster struddles in his toaster. He waited for them to pop then enjoyed his breakfast. When he was done he set his dishes in the dishwasher, finally having enough to run the load so he filled it with Cascade then let it start before he showered and put on some pants and a hoodie. Last thing he had to do was pull his sneakers on before he walked out the door. Gregory decided to let the world direct him. He just walked along, following his instinct on where he should go. Whatever guided him had Gregory walk through the wood and onward until he reached town. He kept walking, past the toy stores, pharmacies, restaurants and clothing boutiques. He kept going until he found himself in a nice looking suburb. read more

Susi & VihreƤ 3

Susi was six months pregnant, VihreƤ could feel their child kicking as he rested his hand on her abdomen. He was nervous because they were going to see his father and mother. Neither of them had made it to the wedding, but very much wanted to get to know Susi. He had not wanted to go, but Susi had insisted. He was terrified of becoming the way he was before, of being like his father who had always been cold and calculating, who had pushed VihreƤ himself into blocking out all positive emotions. Love was for the weak, kindness would get you killed, never trust anyone. He had said these words every day, had expected VihreƤ to live by them without question and he had until he met Susi. read more