Bloodshed: Chapter 5

My phone’s alarm sounded at 6am and I groggily reached out a shaky arm to turn it off. I lifted the thin, sky blue blanket off my stiff body and got up to stand onto the cold, stone floor, only to find my foot come in contact with Gus’s chubby legs. Somehow he had rolled…

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Bloodshed: Chapter 4

My room I shared with Maude lies on the fifth and final floor of the dorms. I had texted April and Honora asking them to meet up in my room and I was guessing that Maude and Gus would probably be there as well. The stairs were easy for me to conquer and as I…

Bloodshed: Chapter 3

April grabbed my hand and pulled me forward so that I almost stumbled. Chris and Laurel were close behind, their faces anxious. I didn’t dare look back, but I could sense that whoever was following us wasn’t one of the Ballades. That was a relief to me, but we still had to be careful. Who…

Bloodshed: Chapter 2

“You coming for dinner?” Maude said. She was dressed in a grey Adidas T-shirt and loose, floral pants and dark blue platform sandals. Very unfashionable but she looked good in it nonetheless. “Yep,” I said, bending down to tie the laces of my shoes that had somehow sneakily loosened off. “But I can’t hangout though.…

Bloodshed: Chapter 1

“Look at all these stars on you,” Maude, my roommate, gaped, as she pulled my hair into a braid. “You’re so experienced now.” I shook my head and sighed. The morning had been tiring, cleaning up all the mess the Ballades had made but at least we had the powerful Honora to help us. Honora…

West Valley Academy: Chapter 50

“Who’s there?” Mason called. I stood up, my guard up and ready, like the rest of the Fens. “Margot.” Came a familiar female voice. “Rachel and Quinn sent me up to inform you guys that the battle is over. All the Ballades are either dead or have retreated. Could you open the door?” Mason walked…

West Valley Academy: Chapter 49

This man seemed to know where Asa’s room was. He rushed up the stairs with ease and I followed him at a long distance where I could see him but he couldn’t hear my footsteps. I followed hastily, afraid of losing him. Relax. Mason and many others are up there with Asa. He’ll be well…

West Valley Academy: Chapter 48

I was one of the first to reach the Ballades and a blonde woman took me on at once. She held in her right hand a pickax that seemed to glint in the dimly-lit grounds. I bared my teeth at her and she bared them back, both of us circling each other like wolves ready…

West Valley Academy: Chapter 47

“Get ready,” Ms Harper whisper-yelled. “They’ve broken through the gates now and it sounds like there’s a lot of them. The Fens up front won’t be able to hold them off.” I wiped my sweaty hands on my pants. I had changed into black clothes, to blend in with the dark palette of nighttime. I…

West Valley Academy: Chapter 46

“Where would I be standing?” I asked, careful to keep my voice quiet. The dimly lit lightbulbs that hung by the entrances to buildings attracted clouds of flies who swarmed, their wings fluttering in a fancy blur. Flies attracted geckos, who leap and catch them in their mouths, munching on them greedily. I envied them…