Chapter 22: Confession

Had Gunther not been so distracted by worry about what had happened at home, he would have noticed that Valois was very quiet indeed. Though he helped Gunther to pack his things, arranged the airline tickets, booked a cab to take them to the airport, and sat with Gunther through the interminable wait to board, […]

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Chapter 21: Transform

The clock in the hallway ticked – an inexorable, reassuring constant – and Gunther latched onto the sound in the otherwise eerie, dark silence of the house. Between that and the warm hand still against his skin, he managed to keep the worst of his fears at bay. And then, just a few minutes later, […]

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Admin: No story update this week

Just a heads-up, dear readers: There will be no update to The Madness of Mr Goth this week. I’ve been poleaxed by agonising shoulder and neck pain that makes sitting at the computer for any extended period of time something that I simply can’t bear. Hell, even trying to sleep is something I can’t do […]

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Chapter 20: Reward

The clouds glowed with a dusky reddish hue as Valois stepped out of the hole in time. As it sealed up behind him, a wave of heat slipped through to ghost across the nape of his neck, but the flames that it presaged could not follow it. He shook his head sadly as he slipped […]

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Chapter 19: Theft

Cornelia cracked open one eye, then rose groggily up on one elbow. Her gaze went, at first, to the crib, and her eyes widened as she couldn’t see her little girl laying there. Frantically, she looked around the room, seeing a man who… seemed familiar. Oh god, a man in her bedroom, holding her daughter! […]

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