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The Wicked Within

ONE THE CRUNCH OF OUR SHOES on asphalt, leaves, and debris was loud in the quiet of Coliseum Street. Violet, Henri, and I had little less than two hours before nightfall, two hours before the February...

The Gathering Storm

A NOTE ABOUT RUSSIAN NAMES AND PATRONYMICS Russians have two official first names: a given name and a patronymic, or a name that means "the son of" or "the daughter of." Katerina Alexandrovna, for exa...

Dead of Winter

As I raced over the countryside on horseback, I kept hearing deep, ragged breaths.Rain fell from the black sky, drops pelting my face. Winds whipped my horse’s mane and made my poncho hood flap.The ti...

Dead of Night

One Most people have two lives. One is the life we carry on in the open where everyone can see it. It’s who we are to our family, friends, and even strangers. In this life we are part of the real worl...

Dead Beautiful

I DIDN’T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT DEATH UNTIL I began studying philosophy. That was how I learned the truth about Descartes, about the ancient Greek and Roman civilizations, about my past. My mother used t...

Lucky Girl

CHAPTER ONE “Sara, where are you?” Aimee snapped her fingers and waved a hand in front of my face “Huh?” I blinked in surprise at being caught, distracted, meeting her eyes in the mirror. I stopped pi...

Love Me Never

When I was six, Dad told me something really true; everyone has a to-do list.It took me another eleven years to actually make one, but thanks to a certain ass**le in my life, my list is finished;3. Th...

Love Is the Higher Law

My first thought is: My mother is dead.When Mrs. Shields, the school secretary, shows up so gravely in the doorway and gestures for Mrs. Otis to come over to her, I am sure that my mother has died, th...

Love Bites

It was a deadly kissthe kind of kiss that stole my breath, forced my heart into overdrive, left me hopelessly weakened and desperately gasping for more. The kind of kiss where I felt as if Id die if i...

A Beautiful Evil

One “EVERYONE KNOWS WHAT YOU ARE NOW. QUESTION IS, SELKIRK, will you live up to their expectations or be the complete failure I think you really are?” My pulse thundered like a herd of galloping horse...