Disenchantment

Disenchantment is the working title of a new novel. I don't care for the name, but I haven't yet decided which alternate I want to use just yet.

Disenchantment 1

Disenchantment: Part I “You need to start at the beginning. You’re really not making any sense,” said Hornblende, exasperation creeping into his...
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Disenchantment 10

***** “You know how you sound, right?” asked Mark. “ Yes ,” replied Oren in exasperation. “I know how ridiculous it sounds.” “You saw a bunch of...
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Disenchantment 11

“Epiales!” came that same, surreal voice that I had heard earlier, that had drawn the snakes away from the fire, had them make a path for me toward...

Disenchantment 12

It had been several days of ill luck, decided Detective Hornblende, that didn’t favor Persephone Phileus. The missing persons department wasn’t...
Cherry

Disenchantment 13

***** Mark arrived back at his apartment complex in the town of Castaic, inconveniently located outside of Santa Clarita in what Mark liked to refer...

Disenchantment 14

***** Persephone awoke. She felt a little groggy, like waking up with the effects of drugs wearing off. She looked around, she seemed to be in a...

Disenchantment 15

Part II January Provocation Problem Planning Persuasion and Preparation As Mark drove along the Interstate 5 freeway in a southbound direction, he...

Disenchantment 16

After getting off the phone with someone he had questioned in another case that seemed to actually be somehow related to a current case, Blake...

Disenchantment 17

***** Hornblende was looking at the actual maps from the county, for the storm drain systems, as he could not find them online. Real paper maps. As...

Disenchantment 18

***** Nannette Chan had a bad feeling about the attorney, Malbourne, even his name was a premonition of something bad. What kind of ancestry was...

Disenchantment 19

The first thing she noticed in the off-white foyer was a photograph hung on the wall. A couple in their thirties smiled out through the glass frame,...
Cherry

Disenchantment 2

“Stop it!” she yelled, “I want to listen to Christmas songs!” Perry was visibly upset by the fact that I had tried to find a different radio station...
Cherry

Disenchantment 20

Yeah, it's difficult to jump in in the middle of story, but hey, read abot ancient Greek calendars and lunar cycles!!! :)

Disenchantment 3

I had walked directly into the drainage wash, fallen over the lip, and rolled down to the bottom into a muddy, stagnant puddle of water, still...

Disenchantment 4

I made my way back to where I had been earlier, feeling the stone I had set down, while exploring forward slowly and softly with my feet. I lifted my...

Disenchantment 5

I felt the warm exhalation of breath on the back of my neck. This all happened quickly, but looking back, it really seems like I had a lot of time to...
Cherry

Disenchantment 6

“So,” started Hornblende, “Did you have any?” “Uh...excuse me?” “Leeches. You said you landed in some disgusting water and you weren’t sure if you...
Cherry

Disenchantment 7

Mark was finding the situation disturbing as he listened to Oren’s tale. Had Oren finally lost it? He certainly felt that his friend had become...
Cherry

Disenchantment 8

I did lie to Hornblende. I tried to merely lie by omission, but he asked me too many questions. I was telling the truth when I said that I called...

Disenchantment 9

The breeze made me feel a little colder, so I put my hand closer to the fire to receive the warmth that we often associate with fire, but it wasn’t...

Disenchantment: Prolgue

Disenchantment: Prologue As time progressed imminently forward, Gaia continually moved through her course of empty space as she rotated. The rotation...

Disenchantment 21

“Yes,” said Floyd. “This text claims that the nineteenth day of the month is dedicated to the honor of the god of the dead, a name they rarely...

Disenchantment 22

The silence hung ominously for several moments before Mark broke it: “I wanted to believe a few minutes ago, now I do. Now I one-hundred-percent do...

Disenchantment 23

“Do you know what they are doing? How they are looking into it?” asked Oren. “No, I’m a student. I’m only an undergraduate student.” Malbourne glared...

Disenchantment 24

***** Horblende watched from his car as Mark and the female who arrived last exited the house and walked back to her vehicle. He had gotten her...

Disenchantment 25

***** Perry had lived for weeks in the meadow before she had moved to the throne room, or she thought it was weeks. Time had a way of not making much...