Author’s Note

My apologies for the lack of chapters lately… I 1) ran out of pre-written scheduled chapters; 2) spilled some juice on my keyboard (the space bar now requires a few pounds of pressure to produce the desired effect); and last but not least, 3) I’ve been spending a lot of time ingratiating myself with a…

Chapter 10

The days that followed were less glamourous. For one thing, Arwen woke up famished and hung over, and not for the first time. She knew the cure though: a heavy, greasy breakfast. Like her specialty, bacon grease & bacon bit waffles. While the waffles were getting a tan in the oven, Arwen mused about last…

Chapter 9

Fiona parked her SUV at Mick’s Master Karaoke Bar. As they approached the entrance, Arwen spied someone familiar. She was about to say hello when the “Sell ‘n’ Swap cashier” picked up the karaoke microphone and belted out a song. Such strong pipes on a skinny, “goth” girl! She sang ‘Freak Like Me’, by Halestorm.…

Chapter 8

A pretty blonde was looking right at Arwen, waiting for a reply. Pulling out her cell phone, Arwen replied. “Uh, it’s 7:30…” The stranger then extended her hand to her. “Sorry, I’m being rude. I’m Fiona… and I’ve been stood up by my date.” She explained with a sarcastic, self-deprecating smirk. “What a loser. I…

Chapter 7

She rode over hills, around curves in the road, past houses and businesses and then fields. In a neighbouring town’s discount retail store, Arwen purchased a plastic pail and a gallon of dish soap so she could finally wash the dirty dishes piling up in her home. The young woman also found a very inexpensive old…

Chapter 6

Arwen dropped the package next to the garbage can, convinced this was some kind of junk mail. Something rattled lightly as the box settled on the ground. She took a long hot shower and put on her pajamas.  She hung her silk blouse so it wouldn’t wrinkle and looked at her reflection in the mirror.…

Chapter 5

As the sun rose, its rays traveled across the room to Arwen’s sleeping figure. She had fallen asleep fully dressed after a long, exhausting day. As the inside of her eyelids turned red from the light, she awoke with a start, turning toward the door. Last night’s scare, filled her mind again. She got up,…