Author Archives: Erin M. Klitzke

Forty-two – 04

[This post is from Phelan’s point of view.] “Phelan.” Marin’s voice was low but urgent. His gaze slid toward her for the space of a heartbeat, long enough to see her widened eyes and the blood draining from her face. … Continue reading

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Forty-two – 03

[This post is from Phelan’s point of view.] It began as a series of pops, soft and seemingly distant.  The hairs on Phelan’s arms and the back of his neck stirred and he swallowed the bile that suddenly rose in … Continue reading

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Forty-two – 02

[This post is from Matt’s point of view.] Matt squeezed his eyes shut, reaching in.  Steady.  She’s not going to leave you.  This is the chance you both waited for and it will not be squandered, not after all this … Continue reading

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Forty-two – 01

[This post is from Matt’s point of view.] Hecate’s hand went limp in his and Matt’s gaze jerked from the sky to her face.  His throat constricted, air choked off by sudden panic.  He realized a split second too late … Continue reading

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Forty-one – 06

[This post is from Hecate’s point of view.] Matt’s gaze darted upward, toward the invisible curve of his sister’s wards, eyes moving as he sought their shadows against the stormclouds.  When his breath hitched for a second, she knew he’d … Continue reading

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Forty-one – 05

[This post is from Hecate’s point of view.] Breath burned in her chest and throat as she flung herself through the rain toward the wall, casting glances up toward the sky, tracking what she’d seen.  Bile slicked the back of … Continue reading

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Forty-one – 04

[This post is from Hecate’s point of view.] Hecate exhaled.  “Thom.  What did you see?” He squeezed his eyes shut, cradling his son closer to his chest and bowing his head, as if to avoid her gaze.  “Just go,” he … Continue reading

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Forty-one – 03

[This post is from Hecate’s point of view.] Lightning struck near enough that it shook the ground and left them both momentarily blinded, the crack of thunder that accompanied it leaving their ears ringing.  Thom lurched toward her and his … Continue reading

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Forty-one – 02

[This post is from Hecate’s point of view.] “I’m sorry,” he said quietly, reaching with his free hand to brush his fingertips over his son’s hair. “I didn’t mean—” “It’s okay,” Hecate said, her voice firm but not unkind. “I … Continue reading

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Forty-one – 01

[This post is from Hecate’s point of view.] She could taste his fear, even at this distance.  They could hear the screams, though distant and faint.  Hecate’s jaw tightened as she stared off toward the wall, though she couldn’t see … Continue reading

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