Category Fiction

Serial Tuesday ~ Toliver

Chapter Thirteen Toliver awoke suddenly to the sound of the lock disengaging. He’d been sleeping lightly, his hat over his face, and realized immediately what he’d heard. He got up and approached the door hesitantly. He knew he hadn’t been lying there long. When nothing else happened, he grabbed the door handle. From the first […]

Serial Friday ~ Arcadian Journey

Chapter Thirteen The night screamed outside, raw and ugly, and they were quickly soaked to the skin and cold. Stavo knew he should turn back, gather their harps and wait out the storm, but his anger prevented him. He turned his shoulder into the wind and shielded Luus as best he could. Carrying his injured […]

Serial Tuesday ~ Toliver

(Chapter 12 cont.) After that, everything seemed to flow more easily. True, Toliver thought, sometimes they would find the equipment room locked. Then he would have to complain loudly and threaten to go find Sawyer before the key mysteriously appeared. They were provided extension ladders when they needed stepladders, but he could work around that. […]

Serial Friday ~ Arcadian Journey

Chapter 12 Continued “C’mere, you bitch,” North breathed in her face. She turned her head away to escape his look and his foul breath. “You’re coming with me.” Stavo surged to his feet, his heart in his throat. Luus snatched her hand free and spit in his eye. “No, I’m not,” she said. “Why don’t…” […]

Serial Tuesday ~ Toliver

Chapter Twelve On the second day work started reasonably well, considering their project. Val had a little more skill then Wil, but both were quick learners. They began with the roughest grade paper and began sanding the wainscoting. Toliver worked as hard as or harder than the other two, but he also took time to […]

Serial Friday ~ Arcadian Journey

Chapter Twelve Stavo stood staring in the mirror and decided there was nothing he could do to pass any better than he had before. Plus, Luus had already knocked once. The knocking grew louder and more persistent, and he wondered how long he’d stood there daydreaming. He smiled. He thought it almost looked genuine. He […]

Serial Tuesday ~ Toliver

Chapter Twelve Toliver could hardly believe how much his life had changed in the last three plus weeks. He still lived in the same Domi® as before and left the hall every night after dinner. He still used these solitary nights to practice his carving. Now, he had good reason and a target for all […]