Betrayed, heartbroken and in despair, he opts to drown his sorrows in her arms, only to discover much worse than he thought…


     The sun’s harsh afternoon heat scrapped their skin like glass, peeling it off with an intensity one could only imagine, but for the men of the Maiden Voyage, that was the least of their


Previously…LIFE IN THE SHADOWS They stared at each other, wide-eyed and smiling awkwardly as they approached each other in an uncomfortable hug. “Hey, Damian,” Emma started. “Hi – hi Emma,” he replied, scratching his head.

Aunt Jessie watched the girl shudder, breathing heavily as one tear cascaded down her cheeks. She wiped her red eyes and looked at her, finally saying. “Why doesn’t he want me? I – I was

He had come to enjoy the whoosh of speeding cars on the highway, rushing to beat the traffic light, only to have the police officer march across the road with his hands raised in the


The grace with which she held her cup was magical to him; her glowing skin brought to life by the sunlight that pierced through the window made her look like an otherworldly goddess, one who


“NEXT!” the man ordered through the microphone when the man walked out. Almost immediately, a tall woman burst in; dress barely clinging onto her svelte body for dear life as her high heels clunked on


“Can we go now?” his son asked, barely concealing his fright. “Wait a moment. I have to check to make sure it’s safe out there,” his father replied, trying his best to cloak his own


The hot afternoon sun gazed upon the ample grasslands, staring at the wildlife inhabitants so much that they had to linger around the watering holes, dipping themselves severally in an attempt to avoid it. They