• Talking

    Thoughts Sam was calm. We stood looking at the room Beth was in, the two of us called on by Lou and Jen to help their cousin. They were too far away to do any good if Beth was right about what was coming. Neither of them thought for a moment she might be lying to them, while I had my doubts, something I was certain they’d taken into consideration before they made the decision we were right for the job. Had I been then I wouldn’t have called on us, and yet it seemed like they’d had no other choice. I raked a hand through my hair, telling myself…

  • Thoughts

    Driving Staring at the ceiling, the room still lit by the street light as Beth wasn’t comfortable closing the curtains, she thought of Max. For as long as she could remember he’d viewed her as competition. Of the two she was the elder, her dad’s true heir, not that she’d ever wanted the weight on her shoulders – especially when she came to realise what it meant. Unlike Max her choice wasn’t to become a necromancer, but had it thrust on her. There was never any chance for her to become anyone else. Yet, even with her fate being so certain, Beth made choices Max didn’t, choosing to work with…

  • Driving

    Calling For Help Driving through the night wasn’t something unusual for us. Jared was in the driver’s seat, focused on the road, while I was on navigation duty, to make sure we got to where we needed to be on time. Lou and Jen made it obvious when they spoke to us we had to be at Beth’s motel when we said we would, otherwise there was no chance of stopping what was coming. The walking dead were something we’d dealt with in the past, in small numbers, but what we’d been told Max was in the middle of wasn’t small numbers. Raising hundreds of the dead took power most…

  • Calling For Help

    Alternate Beth Somewhere another Beth would change the future of our world, but I knew I wasn’t her. Rubbing the last of the chalk off the pavement I stood. It wasn’t a kind of magic I’d used before, and it was something I’d only tried because Raina believed it was the best option we had. Even if our lives would never be the same again she could do something to stop Max. Breathing in deeply, emotions sweeping through me, I stared out into the darkness, knowing he was out there somewhere. Had I managed to find him sooner… I shook my head. One of my brother’s skills was hiding. Unfortunately…

  • The Last Straw

    “Father…” “My decision is made. Letting those children leave would be a mistake.” “They have family out there.”