The Progenitor 10: The Motorcycle and the Soulmate

I don’t ride. Always wanted to. Got started too late. When I was working with D in Richland, the plan was for us to get bikes. He was all about the Crotch Rocket. Wanted the speed and the sleek. I was all about the Hog. He called me a fossil, said the girls would like… Continue reading The Progenitor 10: The Motorcycle and the Soulmate

The New Girl 19: Old Obsessions

Bekah showed up at my dorm room the next morning. When she knocked, Guardian was still asleep. He had barely slept all night. He was soaking wet and Shadow slipped out of his clothes and into something dry. He stepped out into the hallway and stared at her not even letting her in the room.… Continue reading The New Girl 19: Old Obsessions

The New Girl 17: The Death of the Droogs

Bell was here a few weeks ago. He brought Christmas presents for everyone. I got a mug. It is huge and it is made out of an ox horn. It’s one of the most badass things I own, and I will use it next time I have my Barbarian Goat Drinking Party. For details on… Continue reading The New Girl 17: The Death of the Droogs

The New Girl 16: Aftermath

I gotta get this bitch the fuck out of my apartment now, was the first thing Shadow thought as soon as the door closed after Hymnal and Vigil walked out. He spun to point at Bekah and tell her to get out, and Guardian came out in force. He surged forward so hard he nearly… Continue reading The New Girl 16: Aftermath

The New Girl 15: Corrupter

“What was that?” I asked Bekah as we left my mother’s house. “I’m not sure what just happened there myself.” She laughed. “Those two women hate each other.” “Hugs to the contrary.” I looked at her and felt so much hope. We were moments out of our first family meeting. Someone had decided that finally… Continue reading The New Girl 15: Corrupter

The New Girl 13: First Christmas

Rose’s Kitchen: “Well that woman is going to demand that you take the whole day with her.” See here, she is talking about Hymnal. Here, Rose is making the first of her attacks on Bekah’s mother. Let’s get back to it, it gets really good. “She is a Lynch, so she gets everything she wants.”… Continue reading The New Girl 13: First Christmas

The New Girl 11: The Proposal

By the time we got to the door, I hated it. This was not her ring. I could feel it in my bones as they throbbed, my fingers as they flexed, in my head as it screamed. I stopped at the door to the jewelry store, looked at the ring again, and almost walked back… Continue reading The New Girl 11: The Proposal

The New Girl 5: Breaking the News

After the Dress: “Everybody out,” Burg said. The apartment went quiet and everyone looked at me. “She is my sister. I am staying for this,” Bliss said. “She is back in Springfield and can’t talk for herself.” “You’re gonna leave and you’re gonna leave now,” Bell said. “We gotta talk to our Droog.” Everyone huffed… Continue reading The New Girl 5: Breaking the News

The New Girl 4: A Pinch of Salt

The first time I made love to my wife was an experience like I had never had before. I lost track of myself when I was with her. I felt every one of my alters pull close. Shadow felt the power of Artist moving through him. Assassin felt the sheer magnitude of the immensity of… Continue reading The New Girl 4: A Pinch of Salt

The New Girl 3: Meeting Vigil

“I need your help,” I said to Rose as I walked into her house. “First, have you eaten?” “Since when?” “Sit down and eat.” My mother dropped a plate of pasta on the table and summoned me with her flapping slap. I obeyed. “What can I do for my son today?” She smoothed back my… Continue reading The New Girl 3: Meeting Vigil