Monthly Archives: July 2015

Chapter Ten

Lucas watched as the thin ribbons of steam rose from the bubbling water around him. The crisp fall air hit his damp shoulders, contrasting sharply with the soothing warmth of the hot tub’s water. He glanced sideways at Evelyn, who … Continue reading

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Chapter Nine

Lucas smiled as he stared up at the clouds above him, daydreaming, as he so often did. And, as he also so often did, he thought of Evelyn. He replayed one of their countless late-night conversations over again in his … Continue reading

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Chapter Eight

The years seemed to fly by. Evelyn watched as the sweet and quirky young boy she’d met that cold autumn night grew into a sweet and quirky teenager. As he got older, Lucas developed a love of cooking and fine … Continue reading

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Chapter Seven

“Mom, am I in trouble?” Lucas asked nervously as he shifted uncomfortably in his seat. His parents had been acting strange all morning, and he had a feeling he knew why. “Of course not!” Becca assured him. “I just wanted … Continue reading

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Chapter Six

One evening after dinner, Lucas sat with his parents at the dining room table. He was excited; his father had been teaching him to play chess, and he felt like he was finally good enough to beat Evelyn. She’d been … Continue reading

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Chapter Five

Lucas sighed softly as he stared up at the big, beautiful night sky. It had been nearly a month since he first met Evelyn. Ever since, they’d spent nearly every night together laughing, playing games, and sharing stories with one … Continue reading

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Interlude: Evelyn

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Chapter Four

That night, Lucas waited until he was certain his parents were asleep, and crept once more out into the darkness. He found the girl exactly where she’d been the night before, hanging her head mournfully as she floated beside the … Continue reading

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Chapter Three

Breakfast the next morning was a quiet affair. Lucas could feel his parents’ eyes on him as he nibbled on his morning toast. After his strange encounter the night before, all thoughts of running away had fled the boy’s mind. … Continue reading

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Chapter Two

The sound of his father’s soft snoring filled Lucas’ ears as he stood in the darkness of his parents’ bedroom. A few long slivers of moonlight fell through the window, illuminating the room in a dim, silvery glow. The boy … Continue reading

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