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  1. AVOE1 Raven Ch08

    CHAPTER EIGHT THAT NIGHT I dreamt I was climbing a tree. Distracted by Ash saying “Hi”, I fell and he caught me - it all replayed exactly how it had happened earlier that day. The change came when he set me on my feet. Instead of letting me go, he held me tight around my waist. His cool grey eyes looked almost silver and they seemed to look deep into my soul. “You’re beautiful” he said, then leaned down and kissed me. It started out sweetly, with light kisses and tender brushes against my...
  2. AVOE1 Raven Ch07

    CHAPTER SEVEN THE NEXT morning it took me a minute to realise where I was. I soon managed to get into my usual routine and it wasn’t long before I was downstairs chatting with Mum in the kitchen. I liked the old, cosy feel this room had, even though it was fully modern. Sunday was the one day of the week we all spent together as a family, no matter what. True to form, Dad sat down with the paper, while Mum fried some eggs for breakfast. I watched them as they talked and laughed. Mum smiled...
  3. AVOE1 Raven Ch06

    CHAPTER SIX MY FATHER shouted up that he was heading to the lab to check on some samples that were arriving and needed to be put into cold storage straight away. I realised it was almost midnight and I was starving. I headed down to the kitchen to find Mum was still pottering around in there organising - which translates as "Keep out of my way". She suggested I go into town and get something to eat. I didn't think it was such a bad idea, if I could find anywhere on this island open at this...
  4. AVOE1 Raven Ch05

    CHAPTER FIVE APPROACHING the Gateway wasn’t what I expected. A lane between heavily dense woodland was hardly noticeable and if I hadn’t been sandwiched between my parents in their car and the removal truck I would have missed the turning completely. The road was basically a very thin layer of stones covering a terrain of potholes. I cursed every time I felt my car bounce; this couldn’t be doing the suspension any good at all. The trees were encroaching on either side of me and I prayed...
  5. AVOE1 Raven Ch04

    CHAPTER FOUR I’D BEEN putting it off, but after staring at a pile of half-packed boxes for an age, I knew it was time to do it. Just rip the plaster off I told myself as I dialled Dee’s number. She wasn’t her usual bubbly self when she picked up and I could hear crying in the background. “What’s going on?” “Jamie’s upset. Her friend’s Mum died in a car accident this afternoon,” she explained. “Apparently she was like everyone’s second Mum. They’re all taking it quite hard. It’s Wynn...
  6. AVOE1 Raven Ch03

    CHAPTER THREE WAKING up the next morning, I notice the prospectus on my bedside table. I groan, realising that it wasn’t all just a bad dream. Lying on top is a book – The History of Zaratan by Thomas Draco. I flip to the back and see the author’s mug shot staring back at me. Yep, that’s Dad. God he looks so young. It seems a silly thought to have about a Vampire who naturally ages slower than other species anyway, but it was the eyes that looked young. They had the look of a man excited by...
  7. AVOE1 Raven Ch02

    CHAPTER TWO NEEDING to avoid my Mum so she doesn’t notice the added flush from my recent feeding, I turn off the lights and engine, and coast the last few meters down the drive. Her heightened sense of hearing forces me into full stealth mode. However, my control over my abilities is erratic at the best of times, with the added use of compulsion and blurring tonight, my hopes weren’t that high to start with. I may have gotten away with it if it weren’t for the surprise visitors in the...
  8. AVOE1 Raven Ch01

    CHAPTER ONE I TURN to the mirror for one final inspection. My usually straight hair is intricately pinned up with a few dark tendrils spiralling down to frame my face. Checking they’re only escaping where I want them to, I move onto my make-up. No lipstick on my teeth – check. No eyeliner smudges – check. No mascara kisses on my lids – check. No... Wait a minute... “Oh fudge!” It’s taken me hours to get to the point where I’m just about ready to go and now I’ve got to start over. “Fudge!...
  9. A Version Of Events BLURBS

    Hi I'm Raven and this is my version of events. Being of Non-Human status was fine in the Human world, it was when I was forced to move to the other realms that things started to get complicated. Vampires, Shifters, and Witches, oh my! Dorothy and Toto have got nothing on my adventure. As requested I have recorded my journey through this crazy world filled with so much more than Humans can imagine. It might not be where the story began, because I don't think anyone remembers any more, but...
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