It was getting dark outside and Gabriel had not yet returned. Jacob had retired to one of the house's many sitting rooms to escape the increasingly angry stares he'd been receiving from Ilse as the evening progressed. The rest of the guests had kept up their apparently incessant chatter. Staring out of the window, Jacob … Continue reading Chapter Six: Two Lifeless Eyes.
Returning to the dining room, Ilse, Florence and Jacob found the rest of the house's occupants seated around the long table. Gabriel looked up as they came in and waved them over enthusiastically. "Join us you three," he said, "Lily has agreed to perform a seance for us." Jacob and Florence exchanged glances. Ilse ignored … Continue reading Chapter Five: Communion with the Dead.
"This is the ballroom," Ilse said, opening a door and ushering Jacob in. Having forgiven him for the previous night's rudeness, Ilse had decided to give Jacob a tour of the house. Initially reluctant, Jacob had realised that if he was going to survive in this place, he was going to have to learn to … Continue reading Chapter Four: Myths and Legends.
The next morning Jacob and Ilse met as they exited their rooms. Gabriel had placed them next to each other, each in a spacious bedroom. Jacob couldn't help noticing that Ilse's accommodation was just that bit more luxurious, however. "Jacob," Ilse grimaced at him, "you were so impolite last night! It's a wonder that Gabriel … Continue reading Chapter Three: Alone in a Strange Land.
Gabriel threw open the doors of the dining room and, with a flourish of his arm, bade Jacob and Ilse enter. They stepped into a vast room, furnished in oak and glowing with the light of three chandeliers, almost groaning beneath the weight of their loads. The floor was dominated by a long, ornate table, … Continue reading Chapter Two: A Gathering of Fools.
Mile after mile of resolutely flat countryside bled into itself as the car picked up speed. Jacob had lowered both of the front windows and was enjoying the feeling of wind against his right cheek. He'd really rather have had it on his left cheek, which was feeling sore. Feeling irritable, he reached up to … Continue reading Chapter One: The House of the Gods.
So, I'm starting to write a new story. I'll post the first part pretty soon. I'm really excited about this one because it touches on some stuff I've really wanted to write about for a long time. This story's a little darker than what I've written before, though it's still appropriate for (most) ages in … Continue reading Announcement – New Story!