Posts Tagged ‘Underworld’

The Gathering Storm, Part 19

Posted: 20th October 2011 by Jeff Bouley / Deacon Blue in The Gathering Storm series
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[ – To view a list of all current chapters, click here – ] After the latest recruitment dinner with Zoe—and possibly the last, given how much other work there was to do between now and the woman’s graduation deadline—Underworld was relieved to get back the the headquarters. Not only did she dearly want to […]

The Gathering Storm, Part 18

Posted: 18th October 2011 by Jeff Bouley / Deacon Blue in The Gathering Storm series
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[ – To view a list of all current chapters, click here – ] In her Allison Wonderland costume, but sans the mask and wig, Vanessa Santos landed a vicious kick at the midsection of the practice dummy, then a quick trio of hand strikes at the nose, throat and chest. She did a short […]

[ – To view a list of all current chapters, click here – ] Entering Janus’ office, she moved with slow, purposeful steps, like a ballet dancer building up toward some grand maneuver—then she abruptly stopped 12 feet away from the imposing mahogany desk, where Janus sat and Underworld and Crazy Jane stood nearby. Standing […]

The Gathering Storm, Part 16

Posted: 5th September 2011 by Jeff Bouley / Deacon Blue in The Gathering Storm series
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[ – To view a list of all current chapters, click here – ] Janus gave Underworld a lingering eye-to-eye look over the edge of the files he was perusing and through the eyeholes of his half-comedy/half-tragedy mask. He sighed heavily, and Underworld raised one eyebrow. “What?” she prodded. “Shrill?” “Why not?” “You think we […]

[ – To view a list of all current chapters, click here – ] After a long day of meting out justice—or perhaps just venting her frustrations over life’s problems on the few kinds of people on whom it was more or less socially acceptable to do so—Solstice really just wanted to relax, grab a […]

[ – To view a list of all current chapters, click here – ] Zoe took a deep breath when she was out of the building, feeling like the Sociology discussion section had been a three-hour political debate on the verge of a brutal election instead of a simple hour-long classroom discussion. She fished around […]

[ – To view a list of all current chapters, click here – ] It was always an interesting sensation to be both the hunter and the hunted at the same time, Query mused. What say ye, pray ye? Oh, prey shall you pray to an indifferent god; while hunter is slaking his thirst on […]

[ – To view a list of all current chapters, click here – ] Another out-of-the-way, grimy location; another dollar. Well, more accurately, $33,000 for this little trip, which was why Julian Gregori wasn’t grumbling much about driving all the way up to Maine from new Judah to deliver the crate in a defunct textile […]