“Everybody Fights” – Part 13

First time reading? Start at the beginning here. Tidal Wave was slumped in the back of a police car, his cheek pressed against the smooth glass window. The sedative hadn’t completely knocked him out yet, but it was close. His eyelids felt like they weighed five pounds each, and the movements of the car seemedContinue reading ““Everybody Fights” – Part 13″

“Parade of Fools” – Part 5

First time reading? Start at the beginning here. “So when are you going to tell me the plan?” Val asked. She was sitting with her feet propped up on a table in a penthouse apartment in Washington DC. A large TV showed news coverage of the parade—not that they needed it; they were sitting aContinue reading ““Parade of Fools” – Part 5″

“Parade of Fools” – Part 1

First time reading? Start at the beginning here. The old family lake house was becoming quite the hot scene. The dusty sheets had been taken off the furniture, the refrigerator restocked, and people came and went at all hours. Blueblood, of course, didn’t tell Val who half these people were. He’d taken over the houseContinue reading ““Parade of Fools” – Part 1″

“Everything is Perfectly Fine” – Part 3

First time reading? Start at the beginning here. JB sat on the dusty chair and listened to the sound of rain hitting the roof. Thunder rolled occasionally in the distance, and wind made the old house creak and moan. It was deceptively peaceful, and he enjoyed it while he could. He especially enjoyed that heContinue reading ““Everything is Perfectly Fine” – Part 3″

“Don’t Let David Puebla Die” – Part 5

Val met Blueblood for ice cream. The parlor was small, shabby, and deserted except for the nervous employee behind the counter. Part of the vacancy could be blamed on the end of summer and onset of cold weather, but not all of it. Val wondered what Blueblood had done to get the place to themselves.Continue reading ““Don’t Let David Puebla Die” – Part 5″

“Don’t Let David Puebla Die” – Part 3

The most important decision was what to wear. Okay, that was an exaggeration. Val had other important decisions to make: how much to threaten versus when to play nice, whether to demonstrate her strengths or trick them into underestimating her. But her wardrobe would make or break everything. No, really. It was true. There wereContinue reading ““Don’t Let David Puebla Die” – Part 3″

“Two Eyeballs and a Gun” – Epilogue

It had rained here earlier, wherever “here” was. JB could smell it in the air when the car door opened. He unfolded his cane and stepped out, and sure enough, he stepped in a puddle. Water splashed onto the bottom of his expensive new pants and dampened his socks. He was probably going to makeContinue reading ““Two Eyeballs and a Gun” – Epilogue”