The king sits upon his throne, stoic, watching his subjects and scrutinizing their every move. She says hello to the man and he returns a nod, his eyes never meeting hers.
We get into my car, my baby. I get in on the driver's side. Jill takes her time. I see her clearing her mascara in the mirror and then takes in my car. After she's in, she whistles at the interior. I start the engine and WKQX blasts into the car. Smashing Pumpkin’s Geek USA … Continue reading Fractured 11
She’s late, arriving half an hour after the queen had. The queen waves to her as she approaches. The queen’s smile forms on her lips and tears well up.
A loud crash shatters the relative silence in the cafe. A large man lays on his side under an overturned table. My mouth agape, I shuffle around my pockets for my cell phone. My stomach turns as I begin to shakily dial 9-1-1. I look on as a crowd starts to form around the man. … Continue reading Fractured 10
His words cut like knives into her heart. Drip, drip. She leaves, a smoldering bridge between her and home.
I skim the books for plotlines and personable characters. Soon the stack narrows down by half. Great books, even though they aren't aimed towards me. I add a few new authors to my list of ones to read. Amazing how sometimes you can find gems in the least popular books. One book details the falling … Continue reading Fractured 9
Dark tendrils snake along her bed sheets turning to mist as she opens her eyes. She breathes in sharp. His lordship has arrived.
The same girl eyes me from the help desk. Our eyes meet again. Shit. She probably thinks I’m stealing or something. A few moments later, she’s a few steps from me. "Hello, are you finding everything okay?" "I am, thank you," I shift my gaze down to the small stack I have begun to accumulate. … Continue reading Fractured 8
She turns the key, setting the lock. Moving her hand down, she sets the next lock, and the next. But the monsters are already inside.
After a few minutes’ drive, the large strip mall comes into view. The Trinidad Commons is what they decided to call it. The commons consist of many stores in a C formation and in the center of the C are more stores still. Restaurants are nestled into the different center buildings like little bastions of … Continue reading Fractured 7