Hashtags & Homicide – Chapter Ten

NOT EDITED Russell awoke to the vibration of his watch. The nights he spent with Theodore, he muted the loud beeping. On the off chance the man was still asleep, Russell wanted him to stay that way for as long as possible. That morning, unsurprisingly, the other side of Theodore’s bed was empty. Russell letContinue reading “Hashtags & Homicide – Chapter Ten”

Hashtags & Homicide – Chapter Nine

NOT EDITED Just as he and Vera finished setting the table, Theodore heard Russell’s car pull into the drive. He smiled down at his daughter. “Do you wanna go let Russell in?” “Yep! Make sure it’s him before I open the door?” Vera asked. Theodore nodded. “Always double-check.” “Okay. Back in a second, Daddy.” ItContinue reading “Hashtags & Homicide – Chapter Nine”

Christmas Cannibal – Chapter Three

A/N: Just finished this chapter this morning, so here’s a slightly belated chapter three!** NOT EDITED After collecting himself from the sheer panic that had coursed through his veins at the very idea that his doors and windows were unlocked, Miguel bought himself a coffee and headed to the bar across the street from theContinue reading “Christmas Cannibal – Chapter Three”

Hashtags & Homicide – Chapter Eight

NOT EDITED Russell woke up as Theodore slid out from under his arm and sat up in bed, legs hanging over the side of the mattress. Russell cleared his throat, scrubbing a hand over his face. “Morning.” “Good morning.” Theodore’s voice was still quiet, but he sounded better than he had the night before. RussellContinue reading “Hashtags & Homicide – Chapter Eight”

Hashtags & Homicide – Chapter Seven

NOT EDITED Theodore had still felt shaky and unsteady after his first shower. He’d still felt Shane’s hands on him after his second shower. He’d still cried during his third shower. Shower number four, however, had been… okay. He had been out of tears to cry, and his skin felt so raw that he wouldn’tContinue reading “Hashtags & Homicide – Chapter Seven”

Hashtags & Homicide – Chapter Six

NOT EDITED “Steele.” Russell lifted his head as he shrugged on his coat. “Hey, Loo.” His lieutenant nodded. “I have a genuine question for you, and I want you to answer it truthfully. We’ll test out your answer for a bit and reassess afterward.” “Okay?” “If you have the option to work by yourself orContinue reading “Hashtags & Homicide – Chapter Six”

Christmas Cannibal – Chapter Two

NOT EDITED “Psst.” Landon Clark cracked open an eye, turning his head just enough to scan the half-darkness of his bedroom. He was still mostly asleep, but he was certain he had heard a voice. “You can either tell me who you are and what you want help with, or you can wait until IContinue reading “Christmas Cannibal – Chapter Two”

Hashtags & Homicide – Chapter Five

NOT EDITED Theodore awoke to an empty bed. He rolled onto his back and sat up with a yawn. In the bathroom, he could hear the shower running. “Monday,” he whispered. Of course. Russell had to go back to work. Theodore had time off until Wednesday morning, something he had planned ahead of time soContinue reading “Hashtags & Homicide – Chapter Five”

Hashtags & Homicide – Chapter Four

**A/N: Unrelated to this book, but just got back from the vet’s a bit ago and can confirm Roxie DOES NOT have the kidney failure her symptoms led us to fear she did. It’s nice to finally be able to breathe again** NOT EDITED “Where’d you put them?” Theodore asked the exact moment he steppedContinue reading “Hashtags & Homicide – Chapter Four”

Christmas Cannibal – Chapter One

NOT EDITED Sunday: December 5, 2021 “Daddy!” Miguel Pareja’s eyes shot open at the high-pitched squeal of his son’s voice. Before he could even push himself off the couch, the toddler sprinted into the room and jumped up with him. Miguel grunted, laying a hand on the back of the boy’s head as he buriedContinue reading “Christmas Cannibal – Chapter One”