Chapter 44: Plum Fights Dirty

Conroy led us down the hall, to my old room which overlooked the backyard.  There was a chair outside the room, to the left of the door.  I assumed that was his post. As soon as the door closed behind him, Plum looked around and removed a mirror from the wall over the dresser.  She walked over to the window, […]

Chapter 38: In Over My Head Again.

Plum’s offer to use magic as a way out of the predicament of a group of angry witches at our heels made sense.  But I felt reluctant, because it could be another trap. Now that her soul was displaced from its host body, Plum might be coveting mine. This idea preoccupied me to the point that I forgot to shield […]

Chapter 37: Fatal Palm Reading

Andrea stared blankly at Marko, stifling a yawn.  Seeing the fear in his eyes brought her fully awake with a jolt.  A second scream reverberated inside his head, drowning out Andrea’s words.  His left hand suddenly felt as though it was on fire.  He quickly brought her up to speed.  They had slept in their clothes and only needed to […]

Chapter 33: Hostile Takeover

When Plum’s essence flowed into me, my senses were thrown into such a state of flux, that I went into shock. She quickly took control. In my confused state, I initially offered no resistance.  There are always those first few seconds, after something inexplicable happens, when you can’t quite believe it’s real. I had no frame of reference for what was […]

Chapter 31: Battle Magic

Delilah briefly looked away, just as Plum cast a spell in her direction.  My legs were moving before the thought of possible danger to me even registered.  I tackled Delilah, bringing her to the ground, seconds before the full force of Plum’s attack reached us.  It caved in the spot on the wall previously occupied by Delilah’s head.  We looked up […]

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