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Black Dog - Chapter 38

- Olivia ran down the stairs. Her vague suspicions had coalesced, the message from her dreams loud and clear. With a quick glance to check that nobody was about, she pulled herself into human form and ...

By: DearStarling | Category: Supernatural | Score: 0| Added: 17 Jun 2018

Black Dog - Chapter 37

- The turning of the moon marked time. Olivia didn't return to Peter's Cross until the autumn, and even then she did so reluctantly, skirting around the graveyard so she could walk up to the vicarage b...

By: DearStarling | Category: Supernatural | Score: 0| Added: 13 Jun 2018

Black Dog - Chapter 36

- Lost in miserable contemplation, Olivia had no concept of how far the journey took her. High hedges and the grasping bare branches of trees lined the lanes, all alike. Once in a while, signs of habit...

By: DearStarling | Category: Supernatural | Score: 0| Added: 12 Jun 2018

Black Dog - Chapter 35

- Putting on her coat, feeling for the reassurance of the small slip of paper in her pocket, Olivia walked out into the early twilight and down to the phone box. She could only pray that Grace might st...

By: DearStarling | Category: Supernatural | Score: 0| Added: 11 Jun 2018

Black Dog - Chapter 34

- Olivia woke with her cheek pressed against cold hard earth, painfully aware of every bone inside her flesh, the awkward arrangement of jaw and skull bones, string of aching vertebrae, arm and leg bon...

By: DearStarling | Category: Supernatural | Score: 0| Added: 07 Jun 2018

Black Dog - Chapter 33

- Imogen knew she had to take some of the blame. Eli had returned to the village to see her , but she'd soon grown jealous when he spent so much time with that pretty girl in perpetual mourning black....

By: DearStarling | Category: Supernatural | Score: 0| Added: 06 Jun 2018

Black Dog - Chapter 32

- Olivia came home much later than she'd intended, surprised to see lights in the windows. She ran up the path to the front door, splashing in the puddles, singing cheerfully to herself as she hung up ...

By: DearStarling | Category: Supernatural | Score: 0| Added: 05 Jun 2018

Black Dog - Chapter 31

- It had taken Imogen about half an hour to make up her mind to tell Eli what she'd heard, longer to find him, and even longer to wait while he went to confirm for himself what she already knew. Typi...

By: DearStarling | Category: Supernatural | Score: 5| Added: 04 Jun 2018

Black Dog - Chapter 30

- Verity came storming out of the kitchen, and Imogen melted into the darkness behind the door, breathless and silent. Unseen, she watched Verity stomp off up to the attic and Olivia climb wearily back...

By: DearStarling | Category: Supernatural | Score: 0| Added: 03 Jun 2018

Black Dog - Chapter 29

- With the awful business of the full moon out of the way, a fortnight passed uneventfully. Olivia settled into her job at the library (with profuse apologies for her earlier absence) and continued wor...

By: DearStarling | Category: Supernatural | Score: 5| Added: 31 May 2018

Black Dog - Chapter 28

- Olivia woke face down in the slush of dead brown leaves. The slats of grey light filtering through the bare trunks of the trees suggested mid-morning at that time of year. As she sat up, shivering, e...

By: DearStarling | Category: Supernatural | Score: 0| Added: 30 May 2018

Black Dog - Chapter 27

- As the full moon approached, the second tea party came and went, with Olivia putting in a perfunctory appearance. Grace had been absent, and Olivia had been preoccupied with her work on the house. Sh...

By: DearStarling | Category: Supernatural | Score: 0| Added: 29 May 2018

Black Dog - Chapter 26

- The following day, Olivia woke up just enough to call in sick: flu, so sorry . She wanted to lie down and die. Instead she padded to the bathroom, grumbling and berating herself for allowing Verity ...

By: DearStarling | Category: Supernatural | Score: 0| Added: 28 May 2018

Black Dog - Chapter 25

- Grace had assured Olivia she'd be no more than twenty minutes away by train, but the house was lonelier for knowing she wouldn't be coming back. Olivia listened to it echo every step she took as she ...

By: DearStarling | Category: Supernatural | Score: 0| Added: 27 May 2018

Black Dog - Chapter 24

- There was one place Olivia hadn't even considered when choosing a bedroom to call her own. Late the evening of the secret funeral, she stood before the door at the far end of the first floor hallway....

By: DearStarling | Category: Supernatural | Score: 0| Added: 26 May 2018

Black Dog - Chapter 23

- Up at the top of the graveyard, close to the woods, a low wooden fence marked off a corner of pitifully small plots with far more flowers and messages, bright and jarring in contrast to the sombre gr...

By: DearStarling | Category: Supernatural | Score: 0| Added: 25 May 2018

Black Dog - Chapter 22

- Even though Auntie Imogen had initially promised to stay out of the way of the clearing, she appeared several times a day 'to see how things are going' and it slowed the process considerably. Finis...

By: DearStarling | Category: Supernatural | Score: 0| Added: 24 May 2018

Black Dog - Chapter 21

- The following morning Olivia woke before dawn, readying herself for another run, looking forward to it in spite of herself. By eight o'clock, though, she was beginning to wonder what had become of Gr...

By: DearStarling | Category: Supernatural | Score: 0| Added: 23 May 2018

Black Dog - Chapter 20

- Olivia's burst of enthusiasm quickly faded again. She'd planned to finish decorating the guest bedroom (her own bedroom, as she ought to start thinking of it) but that prospect became daunting when s...

By: DearStarling | Category: Supernatural | Score: 0| Added: 22 May 2018

Black Dog - Chapter 19

- On the Monday, Olivia started her job at the library as planned. She might have been apprehensive but after the turbulence of recent events the library gave her a rock to cling to. Olivia spent the d...

By: DearStarling | Category: Supernatural | Score: 0| Added: 21 May 2018

Black Dog - Chapter 18

- Getting everyone into one room was like herding cats. Grace had disappeared into the kitchen to chat with Auntie Imogen and clean up the mess Verity had made, and Siobhan had followed. Hoping for sc...

By: DearStarling | Category: Supernatural | Score: 0| Added: 20 May 2018

Black Dog - Chapter 17

- Imogen was flitting from room to room, chatting giddily with Lizzy and the other household ghosts, when she encountered the first of her guests. She found him snoring in a chair in the corner of the ...

By: DearStarling | Category: Supernatural | Score: 0| Added: 19 May 2018

Black Dog - Chapter 16

- The hour of the tea party loomed large on the horizon. Olivia had contemplated hiding in her room for the duration of the event, but she ventured downstairs to see how the preparations were coming al...

By: DearStarling | Category: Supernatural | Score: 0| Added: 18 May 2018

Black Dog - Chapter 15

- Cutting through the churchyard on her way back to the house, Olivia stumbled upon Verity's plan to make everything better: she'd arranged a picnic. The day might be overcast but the air was still and...

By: DearStarling | Category: Supernatural | Score: 0| Added: 17 May 2018

Black Dog - Chapter 14

- Olivia wallowed in the rapidly cooling bathwater, slipping slowly back towards sleep, knowing that she shouldn't sleep in the tub but too tired to care. Her thoughts tumbled like autumn leaves, in gu...

By: DearStarling | Category: Supernatural | Score: 0| Added: 16 May 2018

Black Dog - Chapter 13

- Verity found Imogen in the kitchen, standing and staring in bewilderment at the kettle. The ghost sat carefully down at the table, folded her arms, put her head down, and burst into tears. Verity's ...

By: DearStarling | Category: Supernatural | Score: 0| Added: 15 May 2018

Black Dog - Chapter 12

- Olivia woke with her head pounding, her vision blurred as a dark shape loomed over her, sickly-sweet floral perfume stifling her. Voices washing in and out like waves crashing on the shore. Fragments...

By: DearStarling | Category: Supernatural | Score: 0| Added: 14 May 2018

Black Dog - Chapter 11

- An icy breath awoke Verity. She lay still, her eyes closed. "Would you like a cup of tea, dear?" asked a familiar elderly voice in the dark. Verity opened her eyes to see Imogen looking down at her....

By: DearStarling | Category: Supernatural | Score: 0| Added: 10 Apr 2018

Black Dog - Chapter 10

- By evening, Imogen had fallen into a doze in the chair by the fireplace, her nerves worn out, and Eli had vanished without a word. This left Verity practically alone, to examine her surroundings at h...

By: DearStarling | Category: Supernatural | Score: 0| Added: 05 Apr 2018

Black Dog - Chapter 9

- First of all, Grace wanted a room with a sturdy lock on the door: the werewolf's victim must be secured in readiness for her painful and disorienting first transformation. They chose the guest bedroo...

By: DearStarling | Category: Supernatural | Score: 5| Added: 08 Mar 2018

Black Dog - Chapter 8

- It all happened so fast. Eli grabbed the dog by the scruff of the neck and the animal wilted into submission at once, whimpering. Olivia lay in the grass, still and silent. Imogen hung back, not dar...

By: DearStarling | Category: Supernatural | Score: 5| Added: 28 Feb 2018

Black Dog - Chapter 7

- Olivia, despite warnings from her mother, intended to carry out as much of the redecorating as she could by herself, and had decided to try her hand at stripping the wallpaper in the guest bedroom. T...

By: DearStarling | Category: Supernatural | Score: 5| Added: 20 Feb 2018

Black Dog - Chapter 6

- Olivia woke to slippery blood on her thighs, her nightdress clinging. She got up, the cradle of leaden pain between her hips making her slow and clumsy as she stripped the sheets to see that she'd bl...

By: DearStarling | Category: Supernatural | Score: 5| Added: 12 Feb 2018

Black Dog - Chapter 5

- Twilight had surrendered to the full dark of night before Olivia remembered to call her mum and let her know that the funeral had proceeded without incident (mostly) and that she was settling in. "D...

By: DearStarling | Category: Supernatural | Score: 5| Added: 06 Feb 2018

Black Dog - Chapter 4

- A black cat almost tripped Olivia before she'd even crossed the threshold, winding around her shins in enthusiastic greeting, no doubt hoping for food. Auntie Imogen had always collected cats. China ...

By: DearStarling | Category: Supernatural | Score: 5| Added: 25 Jan 2018

Black Dog - Chapter 3

- As the mourners filed into the pews, Olivia shuffled in amongst them, head down and focused on reaching her seat. She jumped when she felt a tap at her elbow, and looked round to find a small, pale y...

By: DearStarling | Category: Supernatural | Score: 5| Added: 22 Jan 2018

Black Dog - Chapter 2

- Great soft snowdrifts of white roses filled the church. It looked more like a wedding than a funeral, made worse by the fact that on the morning of the big day, Imogen had found her clothes transform...

By: DearStarling | Category: Supernatural | Score: 5| Added: 17 Jan 2018

Black Dog - Chapter 1

- Dear diary, I am dead! And working through a medium, hence this dreadful handwriting. The girl is very young The pale wisp of a girl holding the pen stopped, sitting back from the writing desk. ...

By: DearStarling | Category: Supernatural | Score: 5| Added: 12 Jan 2018

The narrative of Gordon Arthur of Mars - Chapter 4: Silent Running

- I came to the conclusion that the room must contain an Air Vent, after much searching I found it behind my bunk. I was able to wriggle my body inside, it was very tight and dark. Now that I had dea...

By: swindonbloke | Category: Science Fiction | Score: 4.3| Added: 25 Oct 2014

NARRATIVE OF GORDON ARTHUR OF MARS - CHAPTER 3 : THE ROOM

- “ We are not interested in the possibilities of defeat. They do not exist. ” Queen Victoria 1890. Tiredness overcame me and I drifted back towards the sullen inkiness of sleep. I knew then in my...

By: swindonbloke | Category: Science Fiction | Score: 4| Added: 17 Oct 2014

NARRATIVE OF GORDON ARTHUR OF MARS - CHAPTER 2: The H.M.S Minerva

- The H.M.S Minerva Flashes of memory: hands pulling me from the wreckage. I dreamed of Queen Victoria floating in her cylinder of luminiferous ether, her black dress billowing slowly in the fluid...

By: swindonbloke | Category: Science Fiction | Score: 4| Added: 12 Oct 2014

THE NARRATIVE OF GORDON ARTHUR OF MARS: LONG LIVE THE EMPIRE.

- THE NARRATIVE OF GORDON ARTHUR OF MARS: LONG LIVE THE EMPIRE. Her majesty’s martian colony -- New Victoria in the crown colony of Hellas -- 1917 My name is Gordon Arthur. My father was a well ...

By: swindonbloke | Category: Science Fiction | Score: 4.2| Added: 09 Oct 2014