Crown’s Plank (twenty-one) Headlong Into the Never

Sabra also saw Midnight, doing his job perfectly. What Sabra could never again be for Tobi in this lifetime, Midnight could. What Sabra had given up to keep Tobi safe, Midnight embodied. At the thought of what Midnight’s existence meant, her heart stilled...

Crown’s Plank (twenty-two) The Night the House Burned

The moment had come, as she knew it would.  Finally, her turn below the Nephormed.  The scene was set, surreal and thick. Time was cool Molasses sliding, trapping her inside this reality. She had no choice. She had to speak. The girls had grown quiet after taking...

Crown’s Plank (twenty-three) Unbridled

“Miss Sella! Are you toying with us? Here we all sit, your audience, waiting for something of substance from you for the first time since you arrived here. Has your time alone taught you nothing?” Tobi locked eyes with Miss Antonina, alarm bells sounding...

Crown’s Plank (twenty-four) Save

Tess saw the flinching of Tobi’s muscles, a flicker of insanity in the seductive green specks of Tobi’s eyes. If only there were some god that she could plead to. She knew she had to think fast. She had seen the fly slam against the rock at Tobi’s...

Crown’s Plank (twenty-five) Empty Watchtower

Before Tobi could further spew forth her madness, a second fly dropped. Then, a third and a fourth until an avalanche of flies poured down where she sat as if she were caught in a sudden November storm. Each individual one, heavy from feasting, peddled its spindly...