ForNevermore Part 39

Click here for a list of all ForNevermore parts. SEASON 1 :: EPISODE 6 :: CHAPTER 8 5:20 p.m. This was the moment Randy had both dreaded and prepared for — Randy Gardener was officially off the grid. He dumped his patrol car in the storage unit two counties over, where he disengaged the GPS […]

ForNevermore Part 38

Click here for a list of all ForNevermore parts. SEASON 1 :: EPISODE 6 :: CHAPTER 7 Sam woke with his head throbbing. He was lying down, disoriented and confused, wondering why he was in the back of a car. The back of a sheriff’s car!? His hands were cuffed behind him, biting into his […]

Z: Rites of Passage

Sean and I love writing our Dark Crossings shorts. They give us a chance to tell stories that we might not otherwise get to tell — something a bit outside our genres, stories too short to be made into full length novels or series, or, in this case, an excuse to return to an existing […]

ForNevermore Part 37

Click here for a list of all ForNevermore parts. SEASON 1 :: EPISODE 6 :: CHAPTER 6 The basement-turned-dungeon had been quiet forever. Noella knelt on the floor ready, waiting for something to happen, waiting for her chance. The basement door opened and cracked the silence like thunder – the sound quickly followed by Randy’s […]

ForNevermore Part 36

Click here for a list of all ForNevermore parts. SEASON 1 :: EPISODE 6 :: CHAPTER 5 Josie had been up and down every street in the entire neighborhood, knocking on doors and asking around, but had yet to see a sign of the missing child. As she went from door to door, it occurred […]

ForNevermore Part 35

Click here for a list of all ForNevermore parts. SEASON 1 :: EPISODE 6 :: CHAPTER 4 “Have you seen Noella?” Sam asked Mako, slamming his locker door, ready to jet toward his fourth period class, Business & Economics AP. “No,” Mako said. “I haven’t seen her all morning.” “Oh,” Sam said, disappointed. Though things […]

ForNevermore Part 34

Click here for a list of all ForNevermore parts. SEASON 1 :: EPISODE 6 :: CHAPTER 3 Dante opened his eyes to find himself bound in a straightjacket, trapped inside a padded cell at King’s Point Psychiatric Hospital. He’d delivered enough people here to know the room’s true purpose. The rooms were built in exact […]

ForNevermore Part 33

Click here for a list of all ForNevermore parts. SEASON 1 :: EPISODE 6 :: CHAPTER 2 Nobody knows you’re here. You’re going to die. Noella’s voice was raw from her constant song of terror. Her cries were finally  fading to whimpers while she waited, alone and terrified in the cold, dark cell. The basement’s […]

ForNevermore Part 32

Click here for a list of all ForNevermore parts. SEASON 1 :: EPISODE 6 :: CHAPTER 1 Randy made angry circles, pacing outside the dungeon doors, running his right hand through his hair and balling his left into a fist. “Why?” he kept growling repeatedly. “Why did you have to go and get yourself involved?” […]

The Best Way to Wonder “What if?”

You could say our first year of Collective Inkwell was a bit impulsive. Or, as Sean would call it, exactly the way he likes it! Commit first, ask questions of how later. For me, though, it’s like being a firefighter and running into a burning building without first securing a water supply for your hose. […]