Infernos

Infernos, part 13 

Shadows pressed in on Michael’s vision, creating a tunnel at the end of which was a bright fiery light. Dropping his fight against the Destroyer’s torture, Michael reached for the light. A steel cable pulled him to the fire. It wanted him and he wanted it. His hand grasp a familiar hilt, it had been… Continue reading Infernos, part 13 

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Infernos, part 12

Emma fell to the ground in an unnatural lump. Her legs splayed outward, turned at sickening angles. Blood seeped slowly out from beneath her where the Destroyer’s talons had punctured her. She was going to bleed out.   Michael desperately clawed for freedom. Save her! Do something! Save her!   The Destroyer knocked him again, jarring every bone… Continue reading Infernos, part 12

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Infernos, part 11

Metallic blood swarmed into the mortal’s mouth and nose, igniting the Destroyer’s delight. Joyfully, the Destroyer hit him again, playing death with the little human because he could, because he wanted to, because he liked to see the fear and pain in his victims eyes; he needed his victims to fear him and feel the pain… Continue reading Infernos, part 11

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Infernos, part 10

Short, sharp breaths. Searing punctures. Run! Run! Move your legs! Tight grip. Pungent sweat. Blink, blink, blink. Run! Take her and run you idiot! “You’re ripe now, Man.” Run! Tearing flesh, pounding feet, choking sulfur. Trip, stumble. Yank! Running again. Laughter. Sulfur. Wall.  Michael landed on his back, his breath knocked from his chest, disoriented… Continue reading Infernos, part 10

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Infernos, part 9

BANG!   The crunch of splitting wood echoed through the cavern. Breaking glass crashed down a stairwell. Heads shot up, wide eyes pierced the dim light toward the deliberate tromping of footfalls down the stairs. Deep, heinous laughter rumbled through racing hearts. “Your protector isn’t here.” The whisper danced through the cave like a black ballerino. … Continue reading Infernos, part 9

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Infernos, part 8

Concussive thunder pounded against the doors and windows, startling both breakfasters. Without either noticing, the warm rays of sun that had brought them together disappeared behind looming storm clouds.   Emma stood, a motion so quick, Michael barely registered her movement. “We must retreat to the cellar.”  Her insistence gave no room for argument or delay.… Continue reading Infernos, part 8

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Infernos, part 7

Part 7 Michael’s chair creaked nervously under him. “I’ve been sick for a long time.” Years of raucous partying every night had concealed his symptoms under the mask of binge-drinking. Headaches were par for the course when living with an unending hangover. His doctor had given him a month–six weeks at the max. His life… Continue reading Infernos, part 7

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