Chapter 43: Temptation

Ethan smiled invitingly at Andrea.  She took another step back.  Perhaps it was a trick of the dim light, but something unpleasant appeared to be lurking behind his expression.  It was less a smile than baring his teeth.  Andrea realized that her nerves were still on edge after the melee in the church, but she did not want to dismiss […]

Chapter 37: Things Take an Unexpected Turn.

Delilah had cobbled together outfits from her own closet and packed all but one in a duffel bag for me. I was grateful to have changes of clothes. She left the room so that I could get dressed. “How nice,” I said aloud. Plum’s skeptical voice sounded in my head, “Yes it is nice isn’t it? A little too nice […]

Chapter 6: Ready to Move on.

Reverend Mother had always been there for Thomas throughout his childhood, rescuing him when his mother’s drunken boyfriends turned violent. Gratitude made him readily agree to do bad things for her. As a teen, he was pleased to be entrusted with such dangerous tasks. He was good at it…a little too good. When he wanted to stop, Reverend Mother blackmailed him. As a grown man, what Thomas wants most is to be free of Reverend Mother.

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