(Cass Part 11… continues from here) I waited where I was for a few minutes, expecting a knock on the door since Luka had left without his keys, or his wallet, or his shoes for that matter. I thought he would be standing outside the door, cooling down, could picture his sheepish grin when I opened it for him. But there was no knock and when I went to the door the hallway was empty. Of course we had friends and family in the building s he had probably gone to one of them I reasoned, which was fine. Not ideal but… ideally he wouldRead More →

(Cass Part 10… continues from here) Luka stood outside the door of the apartment, his mind racing. What had just happened? Had he been so caught up in his work that he had missed the glaring signs that his lover, the women he thought of as his life partner, wasn’t happy? But Cass going for a run in the evenings wasn’t a new thing, it hadn’t coincided with the spate of extra work he had been doing from home. Which meant it had to be the man, ‘X’. He paced a few steps from the door and realised he was barefoot. He couldn’t go backRead More →

(Cass Part 9… continues from here) When the person you live with has an acute sense of smell, honesty isn’t an option it’s a requirement. It should be anyway but in my case there’s no hiding the bar of chocolate I ate on the way home or the scent of another man on my skin. I let myself in to find Luka at the dining table his attention on his computer screen. Our apartment wasn’t big enough for an office so he either sat on the couch or at the table and I was relived it was the table tonight. “You’re back.” He looked upRead More →

(Cass Part 8… continues from here) The first time we kissed I was blindfolded. It was a few days after our unexpected paintball meeting, another random rooftop. I thought I was alone as I had been every other night but his voice came out of the shadows, a little angry sounding. “So you know everything about me now?” “You think you’re that important we talked about you when you ran away?” I asked with a laugh. “Most people would.” He was closer, I could almost feel him behind me. “I’m not most people,” I scoffed and shrugged. “Rory said she knew you and you wereRead More →

(Cass Part 7… continues from here) Days go by and I don’t think about Stormtrooper. Much. I don’t see him at all either and can only assume he’s left or is avoiding me. Luka was still bringing work home so I found myself out every night. I ran the first night and the second one. Then it was Friday night and I didn’t want to end up alone and pathetic on a roof top again so I went to a club instead. Aspect was busy as usual, the dance floor crowded, the bar busy. I waved to Liam who was serving drinks then joined theRead More →

I could dash a note Rhyme a few lines Let you think I’m doing just fine I can lie with a smile Pretend I’m okay While I wait for this pain To fade away It’s a sad refrain A forgotten song A piece of a puzzle That didn’t belong It’s a different time It’s another place It’s a fantasy world Where I feel your embrace It’s a broken night It’s a shattered day It’s knowing that Life’s better this wayRead More →

(Cass Part 6… continues from here) “What are you thinking about tesoro?” Luka’s voice was as lazy as the fingers he was combing through my hair as we sat on the couch, a tangle of limbs as a movie played that neither of us was truly watching. He was thinking about his work and I was thinking about… other things. “My parents.” “What about them?” “Just how happy they are.” “Are we not so happy then?” Luka asked lightly. “Of course,” I answered quickly, maybe too quickly as I found myself flat on my back with Luka hovering over me, looking deeply into my eyes.Read More →

I’m no paragon of virtue, vice is too much fun I’m never being chased, yet I’m always on the run I’m lusting over here, and preening over there Everything is to excess, consumption everywhere Don’t be jealous of my ways, you know we’re all the same We leave the mess for someone else, and go on with our games There’s a question in your eyes, am I proud of what I’ve done? I don’t have time to think of that, I’m too busy having fun! I might leave you sad and broken, I might leave you mad and crazy I might care for you anotherRead More →

Days go by in increments Seconds, minutes, hours Still I’m here alone Staring at the flowers You sent them to appease A token of your regret For that thing you don’t remember The one I can’t forget You radiate such charm No one would ever know The real you that you hide The one that lurks below The face they’ll never see That haunts me in my dreams The monster that you are That loved to hear my screamsRead More →

(Cass Part 5… continues from here) Dean came to stand beside me and draped his arm over my shoulder as I leaned against him “Who else has seen this?” “Just us,” he said and I puffed out a breath in relief. “And me.” “Hunter!” I shrieked and turned towards my twin’s voice to find him stepping out of the shadows. “I hate it when you do that,” I said with a scowl then turned back to the painting. “Fuck, how long have you been there?” Dean growled glaring at him as Hunter came to join us. “Well that’s a cluster fuck Cass,” he said withRead More →

(Cass Part 4… continues from here) Luka had cooked dinner, my favourite chicken and pasta, and we were lingering over bowls of ice cream as we caught up on each other’s day. Nothing unusual, except the ice cream, we didn’t eat that every night. Luka was telling me about the testing he had been doing the last couple of nights how it had identified vulnerabilities that led to more testing and how excited he and my father were about it all. Yes my boyfriend worked with my father but that wasn’t how we had met. Luka’s dad and mine were old friends so we’d grownRead More →

(Cass Part 3… continues from here) “Why do you come here?” I didn’t startle at his voice. I’d heard him following me, heard him swear and scramble at a couple of the jumps too. Couldn’t deny I’d been grinning then either. What did surprise me was that he didn’t sound out of breath. “The view,” I said as I braced my hands on my hips and looked out at the city. “Why do you?” “The view,” he echoed and I turned towards him. “Uh uh, don’t look,” he said softly and I stopped. II didn’t know why I was following his order, the command inRead More →

(Cass Part 2… continues from here) Five weeks ago… I climbed out of bed and stretched my arms over my head feeling pleasantly sated but restless. Luka reached out a hand and ran it down the side of my body to give my ass a squeeze as I grinned down at him. “Where do you think you’re going?” he asked in a lazy voice, doing a little stretching of his own making his muscles ripple. I let him grab my hand and tug me back down beside him then lowered my mouth to his for a lush kiss. Everything about the man was lush fromRead More →

(Cass Part 1) Life in a big city should be easier than this, but when everyone knows who you are, getting into trouble can be difficult. I huffed out a breath as I leaped across a gap between buildings, my arms pumped as I ran for the next edge then I was hurtling through space to land in a crouch, dust rising up around my boots. I paused there for a minute, breathing, listening, waiting, then I stood up and walked to the edge of the roof to look down at the city. “You pick the strangest places.” I closed my eyes at the soundRead More →

It was the qualm before the storm The cats were stacked against us We were banking up the wrong tree We’d put our legs in just one basket It took two of us to tangle And we’d really lost the pilot Up the creek with just one peddle There were no clowns with silver linings To add assault to injury We weren’t playing with a full duck And the elves had left the building What’s that saying? Just my luck!Read More →

Watch me cry my bitter tears Slowly washing away my fears I’m standing stronger than before Since you don’t love me anymore The words you said you can’t recall We were always headed for this fall The time for change has passed us by There’s nothing left to do but cry Cry baby, as I walk away Cry baby, I wont rue this day Cry baby, we weren’t meant to last Cry baby, now I’m in your pastRead More →

I love this prompt! Everyone’s singing Sympathy For The Devil and that’s totally my jam. Pleased to meet you indeed… Me? Let me introduce myself… hahaha. That’s redundant and maybe bordering on plagiarism. You already know me. I’m the little voice inside your head who tells you to eat the cake, drink the alcohol, spend the money, break the speed limit. All those little things you know you shouldn’t be doing. And what do you do about it, about me? You feed me. You give in to my urges. You eat and drink. You live to excess. All the while moaning about how life isn’tRead More →

I walked outside and paused on the sidewalk looking in both directions. Which way? A few steps away the beacon of the streetlight sat, glowing golden and for some reason I thought ‘safe’ and headed there. I dug through my messenger bag and pulled out my cell just as the door to the bar opened and a wolf walked out. His eyes found me immediately, no surprise since I was standing in a pool of light, and he came towards me, stopping a few feet away. “Poppy right?” he asked with a seemingly friendly smile, if you ignored the dripping fangs. “Right.” I nodded butRead More →

I waited for Red outside that night She came out the door with a wolf at her side I took to the shadows to watch and to wait What happened next could decide her fate If she gave him my smile I might attack Spew vile words I couldn’t take back If she held his hand I could explode Slash and rip until warm blood flowed I could become the monster she feared in the dark The beast from her nightmares who broke her heart With claws and teeth I’d show no mercy Complete the tale with no controversy Or I could change the storyRead More →

In the three days since I dropped my Poppy-guise, Tate hadn’t spoken to me. I didn’t even know if he’d looked at me since he no longer sat at the bar, instead taking a table and letting our new waitress serve him. Jen had started that same day and with her midnight hair and moonlight skin had all the witches vying for her attention while the bears ambled around happy for her to just smile at them. Dulcie still held the bulk of their attention though and had them puffing up their chests and banging their heads together. As for the wolves, I was surrounded.Read More →

Will you baptise me with your love Will you immerse me in your desire Will you let me hold your heart Will you bathe me in your fire Will you find me in the darkness Will you lead me to the light Will you compel me to your wishes Will you make this all seem right Will you drown me in attention Will you subvert my one true will Will you desecrate my body Will I be your favourite killRead More →

It should have been so easy. There was no chase, no arguments or coercion. I just walked in and there she was. My Red standing behind the bar. And on the other side of that bar? Prowling, hungry wolves. I lifted my lip in a sneer at them, huffed a laugh. As if they had a chance. She was mine and as her eyes shifted towards me she knew it and I knew it. Just those poor bastards had no idea they were wasting their time. So I took a seat at a table, kicked out my legs and ordered a drink from the newRead More →

Once upon a time a wolf went prowling Found a little girl who had his senses howling He followed her trail as she led the chase Was she out of his league, would she win this race Then one dark day the wolf hunted her down It wasn’t a girl but a woman he found He bided his time and changed his plan Wanted to win her heart, to be her man They danced under moonlight, he made a play She took two steps forward then one away They danced in a club and he called her bluff So she showed her true face, hopedRead More →

Cursor blinks as I think and think What the hell will I write? Don’t want to ruminate Or I might fumigate The good idea That I had right here But if I try to jot it down It floats away without a sound Maybe I should ponder Then that thought might wander Back into my brain Except now it’s just too lame Mind too tired Or needs to be rewired Because I don’t want to think about you Don’t want to write what will never be true Don’t want to pretend or fantasise Imagining dreams I’ll never realise Longing for your kiss, craving your touchRead More →

I have no desire to be The belle of the ball Not looking for attention Didn’t ask them to fall I’m just looking for a face Searching for a chance Waiting for a moment This game becomes a dance There’s a fire in his eyes There’s a promise in his stare There’s a warning in his smile A sense of menace in the air If I were smarter I would run But I just can’t turn away He’s my Wolf and I’m his Red It’s all been building to this dayRead More →