Copycat – Epilogue

NOT EDITED Epilogue Sunday: June 1, 2025 3:02 AM; CLINSTONE, THE BONE KEEPER’S SHED The woman walked into the shed, humming the tune to the Mother Goose nursery rhyme, This is the Way We Wash Our Hands, a song stuck for days within her head. She shut the door and pulled the chain to turnContinue reading “Copycat – Epilogue”

Copycat – Chapter Forty

NOT EDITED Chapter Forty Thursday: January 2, 2025 6:14 AM; PALMDALE REGIONAL AIRPORT “I don’t mean to rush you, but I haven’t slept in five days, and I would love to change that,” Jamal said. Bo smiled faintly. “Jensen and I got engaged.” “Seriously?” “Yes.” A smile spread across Jamal’s face. “That’s amazing, kiddo,” heContinue reading “Copycat – Chapter Forty”

Copycat – Chapter Thirty-Nine

NOT EDITED Chapter Thirty-Nine Sunday: December 29, 2024 11:07 AM; LOS ANGELES, THE AUSTEN-TAYLOR HOUSEHOLD, FAMILY ROOM “You know what’s… crazy?” Jensen asked as he walked into the room. “Hmm?” Bo lifted his gaze to the taller man’s face. “Three years ago today, Jamal drove me to the hospital to meet you for the firstContinue reading “Copycat – Chapter Thirty-Nine”

Copycat – Chapter Thirty-Eight

NOT EDITED Chapter Thirty-Eight Wednesday: December 25, 2024 6:05 AM; LOS ANGELES, THE AUSTEN-TAYLOR HOUSEHOLD, KITCHEN “Merry Christmas, brother.” Bo smiled faintly. “Merry Christmas to you, too, Jake.” He pinned his phone between his shoulder and his ear as he poured himself a cup of coffee. “What do you have planned for the day?” heContinue reading “Copycat – Chapter Thirty-Eight”

Copycat – Chapter Thirty-Seven

NOT EDITED Chapter Thirty-Seven Saturday: December 21, 2024 8:15 AM; LOS ANGELES, THE AUSTEN HOUSEHOLD, FOYER “Gramma!” Amber exclaimed, throwing her arms around Renee. “Hi, sweetheart,” Renee said softly, laying a hand between Amber’s shoulders. Bo walked into the house and pressed a kiss to Renee’s cheek. “Happy birthday, Mom.” Renee smiled. “Thank you, baby.”Continue reading “Copycat – Chapter Thirty-Seven”

Copycat – Chapter Thirty-Six

NOT EDITED Chapter Thirty-Six Wednesday: December 18, 2024 12:08 PM; CLINSTONE, THE MASON HOUSEHOLD, FOYER Bo let go of Elijah’s hand. “Go on,” he said quietly. Elijah ran over to his father, throwing his arms around his neck. Jacob grunted, wrapping his arms around the boy. “Hey, buddy,” he whispered. Charlotte practically tackled her father,Continue reading “Copycat – Chapter Thirty-Six”

Copycat – Chapter Thirty-Five

NOT EDITED Chapter Thirty-Five Wednesday: December 11, 2024 7:05 AM; CLINSTONE, THE MASON HOUSEHOLD, KITCHEN “So, what’d you need?” Jacob asked, pouring himself a cup of coffee. “I need you to sign something,” Bo said quietly, his blue eyes focused on the floor. “What kind of something?” Jacob questioned. For the first time, Bo heldContinue reading “Copycat – Chapter Thirty-Five”

Copycat – Chapter Thirty-Four

NOT EDITED Chapter Thirty-Four Tuesday: December 10, 2024 7:30 AM; CLINSTONE, THE AUSTEN-TAYLOR HOUSEHOLD, MASTER BEDROOM Jensen squatted down in front of the bed, crossing his arms over the mattress. “Eli, babe?” he asked softly, reaching out to tuck the blonde’s hair behind his ear. “Baby, are you listening to me?” he questioned. Although BoContinue reading “Copycat – Chapter Thirty-Four”

Copycat – Chapter Thirty-Three

NOT EDITED Chapter Thirty-Three 6:40 AM; CLINSTONE, THE AUSTEN-TAYLOR HOUSEHOLD, MASTER BEDROOM Jensen carefully slid out of bed, gently stretching Bo’s arm across the pillows. Still, the blonde’s eyes shot open as he reached out and wrapped his fingers around Jensen’s wrist. “Hey, it’s okay,” Jensen whispered. He squatted down in front of the bed,Continue reading “Copycat – Chapter Thirty-Three”

Copycat – Chapter Thirty-Two

NOT EDITED Chapter Thirty-Two 4:46 AM; CLINSTONE, UNKNOWN LOCATION Bo stared at the tester, his brow furrowed. He felt cold, his heart raising in his chest. How was it possible for him to have a brother he knew nothing about? Almost hesitantly, he handed the tester over to Jamal. “Bo?” the older man questioned, hisContinue reading “Copycat – Chapter Thirty-Two”