Category Archive: Alternate Susan

Nov 27

Alternate Susan — Chapter Twenty

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    Chapter Twenty       The cage, baited with honey, began to collect fey at an alarming rate. Bramblemaes, woodbines, thornwights, hexelmoths, and a few whose names I didn’t know clustered around the sticky bowl like flies on a flystrip. Even with the second sight I had a hard time focusing on the …

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Nov 20

Alternate Susan — Chapter Nineteen

Chapter Nineteen       Job quitting traditions called for staying up late eating ice cream, sleeping in until noon, and reacquainting oneself with daytime television.  Charlotte Anderson ruined that by calling me at six in the morning and inviting me over for a cup of coffee, as though that were the normal time that …

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Nov 13

Alternate Susan — Chapter Eighteen

Chapter Eighteen       I waited on Derek’s doorstep for him. It was kind of a Bo thing to do, but I’d brought a dozen sunflowers rather than a dead bat. I figured he’d be home by six, but he must have been working late, because it was nearly eight before his Ford pulled …

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Nov 06

Alternate Susan — Chapter Seventeen

Chapter Seventeen       “You’re positive this is safe?” I asked Miles, for about the fifteenth time since the crack of dawn when my alarm went off. We were sitting in the back yard, inside a ring of stones that looked like a giant C. I dearly wanted to close it, and had the …

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Oct 30

Alternate Susan — Chapter Sixteen

Chapter Sixteen       “Okay,” Darius said, flipping the yellow pages. “I found a place that sells cat traps, and a list of places that will silver plate it. It ain’t gonna be cheap.” “Silver plated cat trap?” It was Thursday, my day for getting food, and I’d picked up Chinese after work. I’d …

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