Category Archives: Story

Eight – 03

[This post is from Thomas Merlin Ambrose’s point of view.] “Oh hell no.” Kailey crossed the room in two seconds flat and grabbed my arm before I could stop her—or warn her. Hell, someone should have warned me. The pain … Continue reading

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Eight – 01

[This post is from Thomas Merlin Ambrose’s point of view.] Wake up, Lin. The covers and my mattress cocooned me. If I didn’t move, I didn’t hurt. If I didn’t move, I could stay comfortable. Everything would be fine. Wake … Continue reading

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Seven – 02

[This post is from Kailey’s point of view.] The book stayed unopened on her knees, though. Kailey tilted her head back to stare at the few snatches of sky she could see between leaves and fruit and branches, her gaze … Continue reading

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Seven – 01

[This post is from Kailey Astoris’s point of view.] Clutching a book against her chest, Kailey ducked through the gates and headed for the orchards beyond them. They still stood open, which meant either Lin was wrong about whatever decision … Continue reading

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Six – 05

[This post is from Phelan’s point of view.] “We all do,” Neve said after the silence that followed, silence that was so loud that it felt deafening. She crossed her arms, her brows knitting. “But they left us enough to … Continue reading

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Six – 04

[This post is from Phelan’s point of view.] J.T.’s brows knit as he stared at Phelan, leaning a little more heavily on the cane in his hand. Despite the moratorium on violence, the years hadn’t always gone smoothly for him. … Continue reading

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Six – 03

[This post is from Phelan’s point of view.] Phelan watched the others’ faces while Matt recounted what he’d heard from Gilad, the news of what the Hunt’s scouts had seen and encountered on their patrol. The word that a detachment … Continue reading

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Five – 04

[This post is from Thomas Merlin Ambrose’s point of view.] There was a question that kept me awake, though, even though my body—and, if I were honest, my mind—wanted to sleep. I couldn’t figure out why it had attacked me … Continue reading

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Five – 03

[This post is from Thomas Merlin Ambrose’s point of view.] She stared at me, silent, shocked, then her jaw tightened, a spark flaring in her eyes. She was angry. I tried not to look at her. I didn’t need to … Continue reading

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Five – 02

[This post is from Thomas Merlin Ambrose’s point of view.] She seemed utterly content to just sit there and it was almost maddening. I drew a blanket a little tighter around my shoulders and frowned. I knew that she noticed, … Continue reading

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